Sometimes each of us needs to be reminded. You are more than your job. You are more than just your family role (Mother, Daughter, Aunt, Nephew) or the role you play for your friends (confident, BFF, motivator, helper). You are more than the money we bring to a relationship. You are more than your humor. You are more than your hope. You are more than your regrets and your faults and mistakes. You are more than your organizational skills or the awesome lasagna you make. You are more than your grumpiness or your smiles. You are all of these things and you are worthy of love just because you are alive – not because of what you do.
Even I sometimes falter and get caught up in the keeping score or the self doubts but when this happens to you – stop. Tell yourself that you are worthy. Tell yourself that you are loveable. You may be all of the things listed above but that isn’t all you are. Try to surround yourself with those that will affirm you. You don’t have to earn love. You don’t have to earn being worthy. You just are.