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“Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.” Leo F. Buscaglia

Motivation Mondays: VALUE YOURSELF

Motivation Mondays: VALUE YOURSELF

Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Washington Thurman
If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person. Fred Rogers

What is Sacred to You? What Do You Value Most? What is Worth Living/Dying For? I was having a chat with a dear friend recently about self-care and how important it is for us, as parents, to value our own well-being. She works for one of the major airlines and always regales me with her flight stories. Yes, I’m an aeronautics buff and I love talking about planes and related matters. So, we found ourselves talking about the wisdom in the instructions that flight attendants give passengers before takeoff… Do you pay attention? You must. One thing that always stands out is the instruction to parents of small children: If the Oxygen masks appear in flight, put yours on first and then help your child. It is sage advice because if we are unable to breathe, we won’t be helpful to our loved ones.

By the same token, if we expend all of our energy taking care of others and leave nothing in the tank to rejuvenate or nourish ourselves, eventually we will either get sick or keel over and die. When we value ourselves, we perform actions that prolong our lives, nourish our bodies and strengthen our minds to take on the tasks of daily life. The body is a temple and, if we treat it like a garbage can, eventually, it will fall apart and fill our body and mind with stinking toxins. What is sacred? I would say the gift of life/birth is a sacred act and to honor our life is to love it and treat it with reverence and gratitude.


Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi



“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” M. Scott Peck

Motivation Mondays: VALUE YOURSELF

Motivation Mondays: VALUE YOURSELF

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. Louise L. Hay
A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life. Andrew Matthews

What Do You VALUE Most?
If you asked any group of parents that question, most would immediately mention their kids and their family. It is a standard response because men and, most especially, women have all been conditioned to say it and also because it is true… to a degree. Then we ask follow up questions: Where do you fit in that spectrum of value? Did you include yourself when you chose your kids and family as most valued? Some of us would give you a blank look, others might have a light bulb moment, and a few might share that they never considered themselves as valuable to their own family because they focused on their shortcomings not strengths. We forget that self-love is a gift we must give ourselves again and again. Instead of wasting time criticizing ourselves for not living up to some unattainable norm, we ought to take Louise L. Hay’s advice to Try approving (our)self and see what happens. I know that when I’m not stuck in a negative thought pattern, I get more accomplished and my overall sense of well-being increases. This doesn’t happen overnight because it takes practice and vigilance to re-frame our negative thoughts into positive action.

What do I Value Most? I value my mental health and overall well-being because if those are not in check and taken care of, the rest would be a sham. A few days ago, I was taking a walk on the Croton Aqueduct listening to some of my favorite hip-hop/rap artists. As I walked the pathway, I suddenly heard someone yelling behind me. “Hey, hey miss, lady hey!” It was a friendly voice so I turned around to find out what was going on. Behind me was another woman. She was grinning from ear to ear.  She beamed at me and said: “You were walking with such a swagger; in such a sexy way. I wanted to know what you were listening to.” It was hysterical. I just had to laugh. I told her what I was listening to and invited her to check out the sounds on Spotify or Apple and she nodded her head. It felt so good to make such a connection over something I enjoy… Music.  Music rejuvenates me and I am glad to reconnect back to it. Another point is that we do ourselves great good when we own what we love and are not afraid to enjoy it. Stand by your choices too. The beauty of our world is the diversity and all the choices we can make. I value that too.


A Story: We Become What We Believe
One day, the Master admonished his students: “Monks, I will teach you the parable of the raft – for getting across, not for retaining.” It is like a man who, while going on a journey, sees a great stretch of water, the near bank with dangers and fears, and the farther bank secure and without fears. But, there is neither a boat for crossing over, nor a bridge across.

It occurs to the man that to cross over from the perils of this bank to the security of the farther bank, he should fashion a raft out of sticks and branches and, depending on the raft, cross over to safety. Once he has done this, it occurs to him that the raft has been very useful and he wonders if he ought to take it with him on his head and shoulders.

“What do you think, monks? Is the man doing what should be done to the raft?” The Master asked
“No, lord.” The students replied in unison
“What should that man do then, monks? ” The master asked again

The students were silent.
The Master continued his teaching: “When he has crossed over to the beyond he must leave the raft and proceed on his journey. Monks, a man doing this would be doing what should be done to the raft. In this way I have taught you Dharma, (right action), like the parable of the raft, for getting across, not for retaining. You, monks, by understanding the parable of the raft, must not cling to right states of mind and, all the more, to wrong states of mind.” Source: Teachings of the Buddha by Jack Kornfield

Explanation: We perform actions that teach us to value what we know without attachment to future outcomes. When we value ourselves, we face our fears at the bridge, contemplate the right actions to take, then surrender the need to control the outcomes/fruits as we to continue on our journey through life.



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03/04 – Women’s History Month, National Nutrition Month, Irish-American Heritage Month, American Red Cross Month, 08 International Women’s Day, World Kidney Day, 04 Academy Awards
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“Always take a stand for yourself, your values. You’re defined by what you stand for.” Oprah Winfrey



Motivation Mondays: VALUE YOURSELF

Motivation Mondays: VALUE YOURSELF


Erykah Badu – Certainly (Live1997)

When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world. Harry Palmer

What is Worth Living/Dying For? What is Sacred to You? What Do You Value Most? Honestly, I don’t know about you but, I don’t think anything is worth dying for. Standing up for our beliefs and living our own version of an authentic life are concepts worth fighting and living for. When we make life choices that suit our temperament and feed our dreams, we are living a worthy life. This is why I am not a believer of “SHOULDS” … as in what we SHOULD do at a certain age or stage in our lives. Do what makes you happy and live your life. More on this later…


This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it or use it for good.
What I do today is important, because
I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
When tomorrow comes,
this day will be gone forever,
leaving in its place something
that I have traded for it.
I want it to be gain, not loss;
good not evil; success not failure;
in order that I shall not regret
the price I paid for it.  Author Anon


Have a happy, peaceful and productive week ahead!

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Positive Motivation Tip: Value yourself. love yourself. You are a special gift to yourself and to others.

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Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

198 Comments leave one →
  1. Lindsay permalink
    21/05/2018 9:11 pm

    These are all fabulous and inspiring quotes! Our values truly shape who we are and we should be prepared to vocalize them. Powerful people have powerful ideas.

  2. Geraline Batarra permalink
    22/05/2018 12:11 am

    Such a great post and aside for giving value to your love ones like family, husband/ wife and kids it is so important to learn and to know on how to value yourself such as giving time to yourself to unwind or having time to pamper and renew your mind and body for a better you.

  3. kumamonjeng permalink
    22/05/2018 2:10 am

    I love Gandhi quote on our beliefs become our thoughts, words, actions, habits, value and destiny. Another great nutrient post which make me do some deep thinking.

  4. acraftymix permalink
    22/05/2018 4:40 am

    Many moons ago I read “You Can Heal Your Life” and it took me long time before the message really got through. I suppose in some way I wasn’t ready yet to become and appreciate me. Too much baggage that I wasn’t comfortable giving up. Perhaps because the baggage defined me at that point in time. Either way, it’s so very true that once you do start valuing YOU life changes in the most amazing way.

  5. Daisy permalink
    22/05/2018 4:50 am

    I believe we should always stand up for our beliefs and have strength in who we are and what we stand for… It can of course be difficult at times but all things worth their merit take time and effort…

  6. Rachelle Willgren permalink
    22/05/2018 7:37 am

    It is so true that we, as parents, have to take care of ourselves. If we get so burnt out, tired, exhausted, etc. that we can’t take care of our families, then it’s a lose-lose situation!

  7. Megan permalink
    22/05/2018 7:59 am

    Yes! Valuing yourself and loving yourself are utterly important! The doormat quote is just about right, too. Thank you for sharing this –– it really picked up my day.

  8. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    22/05/2018 5:38 am

    One of the reasons why I started my blog was because I value my sanity just as much as I value my husband and my son. Having left the corporate world to take care of my child and stuck mostly at home, I created my blog as an outlet for my writing – something I have always loved and have always been doing.

  9. Holly permalink
    22/05/2018 12:26 pm

    Oh how cool…that is so awesome. I totally wish more people had this mindset.

  10. Evelyn, PathofPresence permalink
    22/05/2018 12:46 pm

    This post, as with many of your others, is filled with nuggets of wisdom. Thank you!! My thought with regard to valuing ourselves is that we ARE the ones we have been waiting for. We are It – so lean into it and LIVE! As we recognize the value within ourselves, and our own worth, we will whole-heartedly embrace our life and who we’ve come to be.

  11. Evelyn, PathofPresence permalink
    22/05/2018 12:47 pm

    This post, as with many of your others, is filled with nuggets of wisdom. My thought with regard to valuing ourselves is that we ARE the ones we have been waiting for. We are It – so lean into it and LIVE! As we recognize the value within ourselves, and our own worth, we will whole-heartedly embrace our life and who we’ve come to be.

  12. kidneyfornikki permalink
    22/05/2018 1:18 pm

    I too value my husband and children most. But I was just very ill (had a kidney transplant 5 months ago) so I have learned to value me more. I think they had to value me more in return because I hadn’t been able to be a full participant in the family for such a long time.

    We definitely need to take care of ourselves or we can’t help anyone else.

    Good read!

  13. Gladys Parker permalink
    22/05/2018 1:47 pm

    I wrote a post just a tad similar to a piece of this. I am now learning that by never caring for myself I not only lived life abandon but also carelessly. I skipped all those medical things that one would do if they actually cared about themselves. And what did my children learn from watching me?

  14. Kristy B permalink
    22/05/2018 4:10 pm

    I value my relationship with God and with my family. I think these are worth dying for.

  15. dgutkowski permalink
    22/05/2018 7:53 pm

    This made me smile! It’s so important to value ourselves and to look inward. We’re always so fixated on the exterior and never enough on the interior! Thank you for the inspiring post!

  16. twinspirational permalink
    22/05/2018 9:20 pm

    Valuing yourself is so important. That quote by Buscaglia is so true! Great addition to the post.

  17. Vanessa Delia permalink
    22/05/2018 7:38 pm

    This is such a great and positive message. Thinking like this brings real change.

  18. Explore The 6 permalink
    22/05/2018 7:45 pm

    Thank you for this. You’re 100% correct, we must all Value and love ourselves. Wishing you an awesome week.

  19. Ashlee Morgan | permalink
    22/05/2018 8:00 pm

    I love that quote by Oprah. We’re defined by what we stand for. So true! Very inspirational post, thank you for sharing!

  20. Sam permalink
    22/05/2018 11:12 pm

    Valuing yourself is one of the most important things a person can do. You are your longest relationship, so you must do what is necessary to take care of & love yourself. A phrase that I kept coming across lately is “You cannot pour from an empty cup.” We would all do well to remember that.

  21. Team Uy permalink
    22/05/2018 11:20 pm

    beautiful words and im so inspired by the parable of the raft and its lesson of proceeding or staying on your journey and not clinging to just a state of mind. I value my life, my family and relationship but all the more, i value those things that are not ephemeral and tangible because these are the ones that last forever.

  22. Melanie Poulos Walsh permalink
    22/05/2018 11:56 pm

    Valuing my time has been a big goal of mine this year. Working around the clock for years has definitely caught up to me, and pulled me away from things I love. So I’m placing more value in my time with my family and finding ways to automate or delegate.

  23. Esme Sy permalink
    23/05/2018 2:59 am

    I came across an article that talks about inner peace and I think that one goes well with this topic here. Nothing is worth dying for but there’s so much good in this world worth fighting for. I’ll leave it that! 🙂

  24. blcarney permalink
    23/05/2018 7:06 am

    Very nice article. I fully believe in the power of positive thinking vs being negative. I’ve seen changes in my life when I changed from negative to positive. People have to be careful to not cross the line from positivity into delusion though.

  25. Ithfifi Williams / IthinityBeauty permalink
    23/05/2018 5:07 am

    You’re so right, we have to value ourselves! Its great to be warm and giving but if you keep giving without taking time to recharge yourself you’ll run out and wont be able to keep giving anyway. My mother needs to value herself more, she puts everyone before herself. I love the doormat quote, I wish I had read that when I was younger!

  26. annerbananer1 permalink
    23/05/2018 8:30 am

    I totally agree! We can’t truly enjoy our lives or make an impact if we don’t value and love ourselves.

  27. GiGi Eats Celebrities permalink
    23/05/2018 6:36 am

    I learned to value myself early on in life thank goodness because it’s so sad to me when I see girls or even friends who put themselves down and/or don’t feel as though they can accomplish x y and z… We all need to have more faith in ourselves because we all have specific purposes in life 🙂

  28. Dana permalink
    23/05/2018 6:40 am

    Definitely needed this today!!! Thank you for posting and allowing us to start our day right

  29. Claire permalink
    23/05/2018 6:48 am

    I particularly enjoyed this line ‘When we value ourselves, we perform actions that prolong our lives, nourish our bodies and strengthen our minds to take on the tasks of daily life. ‘ Such a valuable reminder! Thanks for this post.

  30. The Fashion Matters (@thefashionmatters) permalink
    23/05/2018 7:18 am

    Love the quote you posted! It is really important to learn your self-value. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Deserted_Queen permalink
    23/05/2018 7:20 am

    Honestly speaking I do absolutely love this post. I value myself a lot but This question where you mentioned “What Do You Value Most? What is Worth Living/Dying For?” For me I had valued my parents. When it comes to to what is worth living/dying for, tbh I live alone, I am 25 I dont have a family. I love my work. I love to work. Money isnt the reason but that is the thing that keeps me alive. I have no reason to live for. I value myself. I love myself but leading a lonely life can make your life worse so by default it would affect your self esteem. Everything is connected to each other. This reminded me of a quote: ““To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” -Robert Morely

  32. Yes Missy permalink
    23/05/2018 7:40 am

    Placing value in yourself is such an important thing and I think many people forget to do so! Such a great reminder!

  33. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo permalink
    23/05/2018 7:49 am

    I value myself just as much as I value my husband and my son. Today, I gave myself a treat by getting a manicure and pedicure because hey, I’ve been doing nothing but household chores since my son started his summer break. 🙂

  34. Robert Hoffman permalink
    23/05/2018 8:20 am

    Well said! One of the odd side effects of divorce was that I had to redefine myself outside of family, and once I embraced my own happiness I became a better parent because I could more fully appreciate the time we did have to share together.

  35. Nati permalink
    23/05/2018 8:42 am

    Elizabeth, your article is deep thought provoking and illustrated with meaningful images! I’ve come to value myself at a late age, but better late than never!

  36. Rachel permalink
    23/05/2018 11:14 am

    Another brilliant post that has really got me thinking! I really value my family, my job and also honesty in other people.

  37. travelthroughlifehannah permalink
    23/05/2018 11:30 am

    So powerful, always interesting to challenge yourself and make sure you stay on top of your game! Love a motivational post

  38. Indu permalink
    23/05/2018 3:16 pm

    Always love reading your posts because all are reflections of real life woven by you so beautifully with inspiring quotes and your motivation tip to sum up.

  39. Brandy (@brandyellen) permalink
    23/05/2018 1:10 pm

    I love the phrase, “value yourself”. It’s important right now that I read this, going through something pretty difficult where I miss someone who really was very mean to me and did not treat me as I deserved to be treated. I have to remind myself often to value myself and remember that making my needs first and taking care of me, is not selfish, it’s healthy.

  40. Simone Silvera permalink
    23/05/2018 1:21 pm

    Great inspirational message, including the check yourself piece

  41. Needa permalink
    23/05/2018 4:42 pm

    Love reading this… Value yourself the way of living

  42. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    23/05/2018 5:32 pm

    I agree. I value myself even more now. My personal happiness is very important so that I can also be able to make my family happier.

  43. Kate Andrews permalink
    23/05/2018 6:44 pm

    It is so easy to forget what you are worth. I love the idea of a motivation Monday. It’s a big help!

  44. Flyingkids permalink
    23/05/2018 7:50 pm

    Such an insightful read. Wish I could attend one of these motivational talks.

  45. thehudsonhornetsite permalink
    23/05/2018 8:06 pm

    This post was very inspiring! I’ve always been one to put others before myself and in doing so, I haven’t valued myself the way I should! Going forward, to be the best me, I have to value myself! Thank you!

  46. Betty Liew permalink
    23/05/2018 8:32 pm

    What I value the most is my family and what I scared the most is lost someone. But I usually will tell myself to keep myself positive. Lovely write up from you and it seems everyday is a happy Monday.

  47. Pooja Kawatra permalink
    23/05/2018 10:45 pm

    It is so true that we don’t value ourselves and sometimes start going with the perception which others have for us and it just bring down our confidence in us.

  48. EscapeWriters permalink
    24/05/2018 2:42 am

    Overall well-being is must do thing. Many of us miss out to concern about mental health. Your article is really inspiring specially the story. Trying to listen some motivational podcasts to bring more positivity in my life.

  49. Carol Cassara permalink
    24/05/2018 6:46 am

    It took me a long time to work on how much I needed to value myself. It’s so important that people realize that though. It affects your whole being and how you achieve things as well.

  50. Ivan permalink
    24/05/2018 7:11 am

    Thank you for this reminder. I have to admit that there are a lot of times that I forget my own value, sort of a decrease in my confidence It happens sometimes and I do not ujderstand why. Maybe because of physical stress.

  51. Holly permalink
    24/05/2018 7:29 am

    Excellent viewpoint. I love where you are coming from with this. Thanks for the encouraging words!!

  52. fashionandstylepolice permalink
    24/05/2018 8:41 am

    I enjoyed reading this post. I value myself and my well being over everything too so I can give my best to my loved ones.

  53. Karlyn Cruz permalink
    24/05/2018 10:27 am

    I love this. Sometimes we’re blinded by what we also “think” we value but don’t really. Religion is a perfect example. I’ve seen people who belong to certain groups or religions and just because they’re a part of it, they tend to believe what is said regardless of how true it really is.

  54. jplagens permalink
    24/05/2018 11:28 am

    I am laughing at the part about the lady stopping you with regards to your playlist. You must have had one sassy walk! You had a lot of good points in this blog. I value you my family most. That is after my relationship with God. So true about your habits. My pastor says this very mantra a lot.

  55. Eloise permalink
    24/05/2018 12:21 pm

    great read!
    I agree that most people put their kids and family first, I’m one of them! I’d do anything for my kids! However, I’m also aware of self-love / self-care… we can only really help others if we are happy with ourselves! So splurge a little love for yourself and you’ll be a better person to others, esp your kids! otherwise you’ll be a cranky old fart!)

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:40 pm

      Hahaha! Good one!

  56. Rachel Wong permalink
    24/05/2018 7:59 pm

    I think it’s so important to value ourselves. By understanding our self-worth, we can gain more confidence in our actions and feel more positive in our lives.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:39 pm

      Yes and it helps us heal.

  57. MELANIE EDJOURIAN permalink
    25/05/2018 12:10 am

    I totally agree, mental health and overall well being are most important not only for myself but also my whole family. I try to work on making sure these are looked after from various angles.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:39 pm

      Indeed… it is life affirming

      • Rose ann sales permalink
        22/05/2020 3:31 am

        Let us not forget to value our self! Dont expect other people to do that for you bacause they can value you now but we are asure if they still value us tomorrow.

  58. Geraline Batarra permalink
    25/05/2018 2:01 am

    This is such a nice post. Learning and knowing on how to value yourself is teaching others how to value you as an individual or as a person.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:38 pm

      we need to do that often

  59. Fiona Crystal permalink
    25/05/2018 6:01 am

    Great post. I love especially because I live by it. we forget that we ourselves are the most precious of all. If we won’t value ourselves no one else can

    XOXO Fiona

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:38 pm

      we are precious…

  60. Lara Ziobro permalink
    25/05/2018 7:29 am

    Interesting – do believe we’re preconditioned somewhat to say our children and family, but for me it’s really true. I truly do value them the most, especially after a very tough last several years. I also value my freedom of expression, to write and put out into the world honest thoughts and opinions. That’s so important to me – and to teach our son to do the same.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:37 pm

      I believe you…

  61. Eileen Mendoza Loya permalink
    25/05/2018 7:46 am

    This is the cause of a lot of unhappiness nowadays. We never learn to pause and give value to ourselves. What’s with all the rush? If we say we value our family, then stop drowning ourselves in work. Spend time with them. Make memories. Live for the now.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:37 pm

      100% agreement. It takes some of us some time to get there

    • Jackline permalink
      22/05/2020 10:29 pm

      Such a wonderful post and a great reminder to love yourself.

  62. Ana Ojha permalink
    25/05/2018 2:31 pm

    What a wonderful reminder! I truly believe in Dharma and Karma. You get only one life. Therefore, do right deeds, give value to yourself and to others too. And never take anyone for granted. I enjoyed this!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:12 pm

      Yes dharma and karma are scales of justice in all of our lives.

  63. thegentlemanracer permalink
    25/05/2018 6:31 pm

    Great post! People really need to stay positive.

  64. Esme Sy permalink
    26/05/2018 1:53 am

    That quote from Harry Palmer is the ultimate seal of the deal for self-realization. There is no way you won’t appreciate how important you are to this world after reading that.

  65. Alison Rost permalink
    26/05/2018 2:02 am

    I think it’s really important that we learn how to value ourselves and that we know our value. It’s not easy to do so especially when there are people pulling you down. This post is such a good reminder for us all.

  66. Denni permalink
    26/05/2018 9:02 am

    Your posts are always so detailed and so motivational. Going to tweet some of these motivation monday topics

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:10 pm


  67. Sigrid Says Blog permalink
    26/05/2018 6:01 pm

    Yes, I do value myself now. I now spend money on myself without the guilt trip. I deserve it. I earn the money.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:10 pm

      Exactly… you deserve it

  68. Christopher James Mitchell permalink
    27/05/2018 10:24 am

    You bring up some great points here! It all starts with the perception of ourselves!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:09 pm

      True… thank you

  69. iiipphy permalink
    27/05/2018 4:22 pm

    I have learnt to value myself and my time. I have learned that I am important and in other to be able to make a difference in my world and in the lives of those around me, i must first love and appreciate myself.

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:08 pm

      Yes … we all are <3

  70. Msddah permalink
    27/05/2018 8:53 pm

    This post really resonates with me. In valuing ones self, it help sets the tone as to how people treat you. I love the first quote in this post. Thanks for sharing yet another inspiring post!

    • Eliz@MirthandMotivation permalink*
      27/05/2018 10:07 pm


  71. scrapbookadventures365 permalink
    28/05/2018 3:57 am

    It’s so important we value ourselves and those around us. It can be hard to see the value in people that aren’t very nice but we all have something to offer.

  72. Kayla permalink
    28/05/2018 4:07 am

    Great advice. Never hurts to have a reminder to value yourself.

  73. Jan F permalink
    28/05/2018 3:24 pm

    great blog post for Motivational Monday. It resonates with me! Thanks.

  74. Natasha LaJolie permalink
    29/05/2018 11:31 am

    Thank you for posting some great motivation Monday quotes. Extra motivation on Monday is definitely needed and reading those quotes from some of the best motivational speakers, inspire me to start my Monday on a good note.

  75. Times With Kai - Mommy Blog permalink
    29/05/2018 6:35 pm

    This is such a beautifully written post. It should be a great reminder to anyone who’s feeling like they’re not enough.

  76. acupofassamtea permalink
    29/05/2018 7:24 pm

    Everything you wrote is so very true. It takes some wisdom to understand what have value and what does not. People tend to do what they think is right and spend their entire life doing the same and believe that it is going to make them happy.

  77. Ana Vukosavljevic permalink
    30/05/2018 3:35 pm

    I totally agree on valuing yourself first! That’s not selfish it’s just a fact. If you can’t take care of yourself and your being you can’t be there for others and you can’t help them! I value myself and I’m working on myself everyday! Your world is what you are, so if you are good with yourself everything around you is beautiful and well set! I love your topics, they are always so meaningful and easy to read and touching!

  78. istarthub permalink
    02/06/2018 2:43 am

    Such a great insight! If you don’t value yourself nobody will do this.

  79. Holly permalink
    29/06/2018 1:01 pm

    It is definitely important to place a high value on yourself. After all, if you don’t, how can you expect others to?

  80. melissa cushing permalink
    19/07/2018 5:20 pm

    Love your article! I agree in valuing ones self and I appreciate your inspiring post! I have been better about taking care of myself a bit more and I am loving it. I feel better than ever and should take care of me as much as I do everyone else. Thanks for sharing!

  81. Pujarini Mitra permalink
    20/07/2018 1:30 am

    I cant believe how much I could relate to this post. Through years of practice, I have learnt that others value you only when you value yourself. Great reminder!

  82. fivelittledoves (@fivelittledove5) permalink
    20/07/2018 4:12 am

    I absolutely love this! For such a long time I didn’t value myself at all, these days I know my worth and I never settle for second best. What an inspirational message. xx

  83. Mattie Lacey-Davidson permalink
    20/07/2018 7:12 am

    Your blog posts are always so deep and well thought out, they must take a lot of planning x

  84. Carol Cassara permalink
    20/07/2018 7:16 am

    It took me some time to realize this when I was growing up but it’s really important that we value ourselves before we start caring for other people. It’s something that could help us cope especially when we’re faced with loss, rejection, and challenges as we go through life.

  85. Valerie Christie permalink
    20/07/2018 7:23 am

    This is a great article. I think anyone reading the through will find tremendous value. it is so important to read things that motivate and inspire us to our greatness. Thank you for sharing.

  86. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl) permalink
    20/07/2018 8:12 am

    My mother always says ‘you should come first, everything else will follow up’. I try to listen to that. By trying to be the best for others we tend to get too hard on yourself which results in everyone being less happy.

  87. Ann Snook permalink
    20/07/2018 11:43 am

    You are so right with this! Many of us value other people or things more than our own health and well-being. But how can we expect to give anyone the best of us if we are not at our best?

  88. Karla permalink
    20/07/2018 7:50 pm

    Love reading your post! I totally agree with “Standing up for our beliefs and living our own version of an authentic life are concepts worth fighting and living for”. Doing what you love is a key to happiness and worth living for.

  89. vsudarsan permalink
    20/07/2018 9:04 pm

    I used to follow your blog a while ago! So glad to bump into this post. I have read Mahatma Gandhi’s on how everything starts off from our beliefs. Such a good remainder for me now!

  90. Deserted_Queen permalink
    20/07/2018 11:54 pm

    Though I agree that mental health and overall well being is most important. But again you made me question myself what is more important me…

  91. Emily Leary permalink
    21/07/2018 5:02 am

    Such an important message and something I didn’t do when I was younger at all.

  92. Rachel permalink
    21/07/2018 7:28 am

    This is so true – its so easy to get caught up in life and other people. Self care is important, and we shouldnt feel guilty about giving ourselves a moment!

  93. Everything On A Plate permalink
    21/07/2018 9:17 am

    Your posts really do motivate us! We do need to value ourselves more for sure

  94. Claire Justine permalink
    21/07/2018 10:15 am

    Great read. I agree, if we do not value yourself then no one will. I have learnt this over the years 🙂

  95. Kartika Nair permalink
    22/07/2018 1:01 am

    This post had enough motivation to boost me up for Monday . I really love all the motivation quotations.

  96. Flyingkids permalink
    22/07/2018 1:35 am

    This post is a must-read. This will help those people who always care for others most of the time and lack love for themselves.

  97. Kim Lee (@KimsCravings) permalink
    22/07/2018 12:29 pm

    Such an important, but simple concept! Although, sometimes really difficult I do try to practice self-care to truly value myself.

  98. Nidhi Fouzdar permalink
    23/07/2018 12:02 am

    This is such an inspiring and motivating post. People often forget the real worth of themselves while valuing others.

  99. Mattie Lacey-Davidson permalink
    23/07/2018 5:07 am

    I hate the reputation Mondays have. We make it so much worse for ourselves by indulging the negative energy!

  100. Megan permalink
    23/07/2018 9:14 am

    Yes to this!!! This inspires me so much! I am all about knowing your worth… and then adding tax 😉

  101. Stephanie Jeannot permalink
    08/08/2018 9:41 pm

    You always add quotes that make me think and I love that about reading your posts. You get something substantial to life and a thought that makes you think. Good job.

  102. Ramona Cruz-Peters permalink
    30/08/2018 9:21 am

    Thanks for sharing. This is something I have to constantly work on for myself, to value myself and speak to myself positively.

  103. ktmommyscene permalink
    31/08/2018 7:05 pm

    it’s amazing how much a person can accomplish if they believe in themself

  104. Alexis permalink
    12/11/2018 10:06 am

    Finding value in ourselves is very important! Thanking you for sharing this and encouraging others.

    • Neil Alvin Nicerio permalink
      23/05/2020 6:19 pm

      I have alwaysade it my Mantra to value myself first before others. It’s actually helpful in a lot of ways.

  105. Jeannette (Jay Joy) permalink
    02/01/2019 12:58 pm

    This is so true! The Lord even rested along with His disciples. He said so many people were coming and going, that they didn’t even have time to eat. Sounds familiar! Making time to rest and take care of ourselves is important.

  106. Cassie arico permalink
    21/05/2020 7:03 am

    You’ve definitely motivated me on this hard times

  107. Celebrate Woman (@DiscoverSelf) permalink
    21/05/2020 10:00 am

    Surrendering to the gut feel can be tough. It becomes the second nature when we begin practicing it.

  108. Ben Cross permalink
    21/05/2020 10:45 am

    Great post that really resonates today!

  109. Kelly permalink
    21/05/2020 11:14 am

    Valuing the self is one of the most important things we can do. It is an essential part of the process of lifting up our self worth and embracing life

  110. chad permalink
    21/05/2020 11:38 am

    That is very interesing question, what do i value most? I never thought of it but I do value my principles and business ethics a lot.

  111. rosannabailey40 permalink
    21/05/2020 11:41 am

    Thanks for sharing this inspiring post! Knowing our own self worth is so important!

  112. ashley permalink
    21/05/2020 12:30 pm

    This is a great reminder to take time and really take care of ourselves. One thing that is sacred to me is my peace.

  113. Jordan permalink
    21/05/2020 1:55 pm

    Such a great reminder to take care of yourself and value yourself, especially right now. It’s easy to be stressed out and forget about yourself, but we have to reel it back in and re-focus.

  114. PAOLOp permalink
    21/05/2020 4:56 pm

    Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes. This is very true. We should learn how to vaue ourself first before anything else

  115. Bella permalink
    21/05/2020 5:50 pm

    This brought me so much feels!!! it so important value yourself! thank you so much sharing this.

  116. Shelley from permalink
    21/05/2020 7:19 pm

    This post is a great reminder that we need to take care of ourselves so we can properly care for our families. I’m slowly finding my purpose the older I get, and its a liberating experience! I hope that others can find theirs too.

  117. littlemisadvencha permalink
    22/05/2020 1:58 am

    thank you for this wonderful reminder. we have to tell ourselves to take care of us. 🙂 we are our greatest friend….

  118. mypathtotravel03dc5fb406 permalink
    22/05/2020 2:34 am

    I agree with you about music, the lady behind you was spot on. Good for her for having the confidence to ask the question and to make you happy. Great post.

  119. aisasami permalink
    22/05/2020 2:36 am

    This is a super hard for me because my heart is bigger than what it is. I rather help others out and not care for myself. I am learning that I have to value myself but that is hard taste because I rather focus all my energy on valuing others than me. I need to get out of the whole “I am not valuable, why waste energy mindset”, which I am with counseling.

  120. WorldInEyes permalink
    22/05/2020 5:03 am

    This one is quite inspiring…i do agree with your all points…self care, self importance, self esteem and belief in yourself is one of the most important thing in ones life…Only we are able to do everything only the belief in ourself encourages us….Thanks for this…

  121. India from Indiana permalink
    22/05/2020 7:19 am

    So important to value ourselves, but I personally forget to do so when life is crazy. Thank you for the reminder !

  122. Joline permalink
    22/05/2020 7:43 am

    So true. If we don’t value ourselves first, how will others? Have a peaceful week ahead too!

  123. Krysten (@WeirdGirlBlog) permalink
    22/05/2020 7:56 am

    This is so very important. I struggle sometimes to feel value but I work on it every single day.

  124. Kenny Ngo permalink
    22/05/2020 8:23 am

    Valuing yourself is really important nowadays. Mental health is such a big thing that you kind of owe it to yourself to take care of yourself and put yourself first.

  125. Marie permalink
    22/05/2020 8:30 am

    This is such a good post at a needed time. We need to value ourselves correctly, keeping our perspective in the world accurate as well. I love the Ghandi quote.

  126. Fabulous Perks permalink
    22/05/2020 9:29 am

    What a powerful quote… ”Value yourself. The only people who appreciate a doormat are people with dirty shoes.” I couldn’t agree this more, it’s harsh reality.

  127. Jonathan Brosio permalink
    22/05/2020 10:27 am

    Amazingly motivating. Thank you!

  128. Iris C. Permuy Hércules de Solás permalink
    22/05/2020 11:38 am

    Valuing oneself is so important. It’s actually vital. Thanks for such an inspiration!

  129. Nina permalink
    22/05/2020 2:00 pm

    Indeed, you should value yourself. There’s no greatest motivation to lift ourselves but to love ourselves first.

  130. tweenselmom permalink
    22/05/2020 2:30 pm

    Your posts never fail to give motivation and inspiration. I also love the quotes you post.

  131. Stephanie permalink
    22/05/2020 2:37 pm

    When I first became a mom, I didn’t put myself first at all. I quickly realized I couldn’t go on like that and started taking care of myself. I heard the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup” and it applies to motherhood more than I ever knew!

  132. 22/05/2020 2:39 pm

    We must always remember that everything comes, and goes. There is a time to stay in a certain being and then a time to move forward for growth. This is a thought-provoking article.

  133. Lyosha Varezhkina permalink
    22/05/2020 7:51 pm

    I think your health and well-being starts with loving and valuing yourself. your post is very important for any person!

  134. Papa Bida permalink
    22/05/2020 8:21 pm

    Thanks for sharing this concept of Valuing yourself. It is said that you can’t give what you do not have so, it is so important to value yourself before you can share to others.

  135. Meghana Rao permalink
    22/05/2020 9:38 pm

    Inspiring post! I’m learning to value myself. Thanks for sharing

  136. Ms. P permalink
    22/05/2020 10:14 pm

    There hasnt been a better time for self care as it is now. Thanks for sharing.

  137. Jessica Lathrop permalink
    23/05/2020 12:19 am

    I love all of your collections, but this was an especially beautiful one. I love the theme here! <3

  138. Trot.World (Harshi & Aman) permalink
    23/05/2020 2:58 am

    This was a great read and some eye openers and much needed reminders in there. Plus the quote at the very beginning is a very powerful one.

  139. Patricia Chamberlain permalink
    23/05/2020 3:38 am

    This is such an important concept! I struggle to take time to truly value myself, but this is a reminder that I need to find the time!

  140. The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving) permalink
    23/05/2020 5:12 am

    as always great quotes and poems. the harry palmer is very interesting and thought provoking.

  141. Polly Amora permalink
    23/05/2020 5:21 am

    It’s sad that sometimes we are our own’s critic. Rather than believe in ourselves we tend to underestimate ourselves. This should change. Love that you included Erykah Badu’s music. I grew up listening to her songs.

  142. Christiana permalink
    23/05/2020 6:25 am

    Great read! I have learned this time and again. If I don’t love myself, how can I give love to anyone else. Thanks for the gentle reminder.

  143. Renata Feyen permalink
    23/05/2020 10:32 am

    I did pay less attention to myself when the kids were still young – I suppose it is somehow in the nature of mothers 😮

  144. PAOLO permalink
    23/05/2020 7:35 pm

    This is so motivating. Thanks your the words of encouragement

  145. Monidipa permalink
    23/05/2020 9:28 pm

    This article is a very good reminder about valuing ourseves. Self-respect and self-esteem play hand in hand with one another. Self-esteem gives you the confidence to succeed and without it you are simply placing limitations on yourself. You and only you are responsible for your fate. Life is no fun if you spend it hating yourself; this stifles any progress you hope to make.

  146. WorldInEyes permalink
    23/05/2020 9:57 pm

    Totally agree with all of your points… it is quite inspiring for everyone..coz nowadays we always gives others value and importance.. but in actual we should give ourself that value..coz only we matters nothing else…Thanks for your kind words..Even i don’t care of anyone else i always do such things which i want to do and really satisfied by myself….

  147. 24/05/2020 1:12 am

    Great article it’s definitely important to value ourselves

  148. JulesMaybeTryThis permalink
    24/05/2020 5:29 am

    Seems like many people (and a lot of women) are subject to a lot of criticism and second-guessing. Thus, “valuing yourself” is the first start in dealing with any of that.

  149. Mike A. permalink
    24/05/2020 12:45 pm

    Great quotes. Your music playlist is pretty cool, too!

  150. Jessie permalink
    25/05/2020 4:45 pm

    There is so much value in everything you say, but that first quote stuck out to me the most. Why do we place so much value and opinions on people that don’t matter?


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