I have spent parts of my life feeling unworthy. It can last for a l-o-n-g while, or it can be fleeting.
Thanks to some great therapy and deep inner work, it tends to be more fleeting these days.
My mother, a very wise woman (I can so easily write those words at 51, those words would never have been typed as a teenager...) says to think about our friends as a mirror. Go ahead. ll give you a second...
Now, what do you like about them? Admire about them? Love about them? What makes you laugh when you're with them? You got all that?
THAT'S what they love about you. I KNOW! It's such a simple concept and yet one we have such a hard time grasping. It's phenomenal what happens to our inner voice when we give ourselves credit for being worthy and lovable and fun.
It hit me square on the head when I was walking this fall and Melissa Etheridge's song, "Heaven on Earth" came on my iPod.
These lines stopped me right in the middle of the path:
Open up your eyes
I'll show you what your worth
They literally took my breath away. Why is it someone else can show me what I'm worth? Why can't I look in the mirror and see the same thing? Why did it take two lines from a song to make me step back and examine the self talk I was constantly having? I still have no idea why, but, they did help me change the way I think about myself and I am proud to say, that 99% of the time, I AM WORTHY. I believe it. I walk it. I talk it.
So, think about this today and KNOW - YOU ARE WORTHY!