We only live once. We all have an expiration date after that we will never come again. I am not saying that to make you sad. I am saying that so you can cherish each moment in your life and be grateful that you are here and you are special. – Pablo
You.Are.Special! YOU are special….yes you! If more people recognized this, and not in a narcissistic fashion, but in a way that enables them to give less of themselves away with very little ROI there would be a lot less broken, tattered individuals merely existing. What exactly does that mean? Well it’s quite simple. How many stories have you heard from friends or friends of friends wherein said individual continuously accepted less than desirable behavior from another? Too many times or perhaps you are that individual.
Why though? Because you have not realized (yet) that you are special and worthy. The ability to see this I believe comes from spending quality ‘alone’ time with yourself. Not just alone time because you are alone, but alone time with your thoughts, feelings, emotions, core of your being. Digging deep to address (read: face) those things in your life that speak the loudest; address the joys and pains in your life both past and present to make peace with them; really identify WHO you are and what makes you tick. For knowing WHO you truly are is the key to preserving as much of yourself and your worth as possible.
For example, by being one who has spent alot of quality ‘alone’ time with my party for 1, I know exactly what I deserve, how I expect to be treated by others, what I will and will not tolerate from others. I’ve also learned to enjoy my alone time and not feel the need to surround myself with others just for the sake of having others around. It has empowered me in a sense to not be afraid to speak up when someone treats me unkind or less than deserving. As the saying goes, we must teach people how to treat us and we can only do this by communicating to others what is and is not acceptable merely by NOT being accepting of anything.
So as the quote above says, “……cherish each moment in your life and be grateful that you are here and you are special” and therefore NOT waste a single moment giving yourself away to things, people, situations that do not value and respect that including you.
What will you do to preserve YOUR special?