You are worth every pause that someone takes on your behalf.
You are worth every “ooh” and “aah” from a loved one or someone who is enamored by you.
You are worth every happy moment that you feel in your own life.
You are worth celebrating when something goes right, or when you get a new job.
You are worth all the smiles and kisses that your partner can send your way.
You are worth it when he or she stops what they are doing to come and see about you when you are scared, afraid, or in pain.
You are worth patience, compassion, and empathy, from your lover and friends.
You are worth a good listen to the stories that are buried deep within.
You are worth it when it means it will lessen the anxiety that you feel inside.
You are worth being heard.
You are worth being seen.
You are worth being valued and being made a priority by those who say they care about you.
You are worth it.
Say it to your yourself until you believe it, and
Never let anyone tell you that you are not worth their time or their attention.
However, in the event that someone shows you with their actions and their words that you are not worth anything to them (and they probably will try it),
When they show you that they could care less about what happens to you, or how you feel,
If they intentionally hurt you with their words and actions,
Then, please know, on the contrary, that they are not worthy of you or the love that you have to give,
They are far too emotionally immature and unprepared for the ups and the downs of life,
© 2019 annalise fonza, Ph.D.