I have watched the most amazing TV commercials lately where women are encouraged to be ahead of everyone, leader of the pack, room mother extraordinaire, best laundress in town, at any cost. I just chuckle when I see this as it perfectly describes being a woman . . . but the question is posed as to our worth.
We women have always been able to do all that and more, but it doesn’t describe our worth. That’s what we do—and not who we are.
I laughed at my mother’s friend who refused to share her recipes. Now, that was before the Internet where you’re able to research any recipe, so sharing was the way recipes would circulate. She would bring wonderful dishes to luncheons and watch friends swoon over them but would tilt her head with great pride when one would ask for her recipe. “Oh no, I don’t share them!” She must have equated the recipes with her self-worth.
What are we worth? That’s a tough question and seems to be posed a lot. We are worth so much it can’t be described to anyone. Our worth to our friends, family, and colleagues is different for each. I have friends who are worth so much; just hearing their voices makes my day special. My precious family is worth everything to me.
As we are constantly challenged as to our worth as a woman, my answer is: “everything.” It’s not about accomplishments or wealth; it’s about loving unconditionally, encouraging others, reaching out a hand to those in need, praying for and with friends who are hurting, and being an example of living our lives in such a way that our family and friends know we are always there for them.
If you are letting your accomplishments define your worth, please look into your heart and find your worth there. Right now, call someone and make their day. You will see your worth come to life. You are worth everything.
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