YES!!! You absolutely are AWESOME!!! You really need to KNOW this!!! This is about truly knowing YOUR self worth! You ARE worthy, you are AMAZING, you have SO much to contribute by yes, you guessed it, by just being YOU!
This is not just a positive affirmation or fluffy pollyanna thinking. EVERY person, every BEING is valuable beyond measure. One of the major considerations in ethics is about who and what has moral worth, has value, is deserving.
And knowing your worth, your VALUE is an essential starting point for authentically living your values. At the end of the day you want to live well because you are indeed worth the investment of your time! Now this does not mean that placing value on yourself requires seeing others as less valuable or worthy. In other words, valuing yourself does NOT mean you are selfish! It means recognizing your value AND the value of others. And if you truly care about others, you must first know your value, your absolute AWESOMENESS and care for you.
Your love for others and capacity to love is a reflection of how you view yourself. So yes, absolutely BE A GIVER but you must be compassionate to both yourself and others. Just like the stewards and stewardesses remind you that should oxygen masks be deployed place your mask on first and then help others with their masks (or you might pass out before you can!!!).
You cannot pour water from an empty cup! So fill your cup and keep filling it through knowing your worth, discovering what you value, accepting yourself in all your AWESOMENESS, so you will have MORE to give. And then you will REALLY know...
YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Go ahead, grab a name tag, write it and wear it proudly!!!
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