You can’t allow other people to put a price on what you do, otherwise you don’t consider what you do to have any value at all, and that’s nonsense. Robert Smith
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There are times when I felt like garbage, life had no meaning. Sometimes I would meet people and by the time we say goodbye I would be feeling worse. There are those that seems that there mission in life is to be critical of everyone else.
If I am out and about sometimes I would spot somebody that I knew was just trouble with a capital “T”. I would find a way either to cross the street or slip into a store somewhere just to avoid the person.
Lately I find myself not much into small talk, I love good conversation, anything with substance. However, I do not care for anyone who talks above me, talks at me, I want them to talk with me. I look for a conversation that when I leave the person I could glean something from talking with them.
My Pastor once gave me a great piece of wisdom, “strangers are friends you haven’t met yet”! I have never forgot that, so I use that attitude when I meet someone new. It gives me a great starting place, an attitude of giving them acceptance.
During my school years I suffered greatly with feelings of inadequacies. Other students had a way of making me feel less than human, someone with no worth. I never want to feel like that again.
Learning to play the piano gave me the boost of confidence I greatly needed. When I was asked to travel as an organist it gave me the greatest feeling of some worth in my life. A sense of finally belonging somewhere.
What I know now is that everyone has worth. wanting the feeling of acceptance. They want the feeling like they are on the same level as others.
So dear reader, you are valuable, you do have worth in your life. Take it from me a high school dropout, that took some negatives and turned them into some mighty positives in my life!
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