Love Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

I posted the above picture on Facebook Saturday as a joke but then I went back and really looked at it. While I have heard those words many many times before I don’t know if they’ve ever really sunk in before.

The fact that I have value as a person and contribute to society is something I’ve always had a hard time conceptualizing. The idea that I provide something unique to the world that isn’t already being provided by someone else, especially since there are so many people in this world. It seemed like a statistical improbability to me.

Confidence is something I struggle with but it is also one of my goals for 2021. To own my excellence, if you will. I am aware of the problem and am actively working to better myself on that front. That being said, I know that (sadly) I am not alone in feeling this way about myself.

In this day and age of social media where we are bombarded from all directions with posts from talented individuals it can be difficult to protect your own self worth. Like a small flame on a windy day. But know that you have value. You matter. Not just to the world but to the people in your life. A small flame to you is a raging bonfire to an ant. It’s all about perspective.

Ok, that went off on a weird tangent but you get what I’m trying to say.

Love yourself. I love you. I love each and every one of you. Because your willingness to join me on this batshit crazy ride I call writing is the kindling I need to keep my own flame alive.

Bye for now!

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