In Others’ Words: Kindness
“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” ~Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881), British Prime Minister
One of the greatest blessings in my life?
The people in my life who believe in me.
Sometimes I am my own worst enemy, tripping myself up with doubt, slowing myself down with “should I’s?” and “shouldn’t I’s?”.
The people who come alongside me, put their arms around my shoulders and say, “You can do this,” — they make all the difference in quitting or continuing. And those people who take the time to say, “I see this ability in you” — wow! That breathes a whole new level of self-assurance into my sometimes fragile sense of self.
Needing others’ encouragement — does this mean I’m weak?
No, it means I’m human.
Do I base my self-worth on what others’ think or say about me?
No. (Well, not usually.)
But words of affirmation from family, friends, fellow writers and mentors: all of these breathe life and hope and refreshment to my soul.
In Your Words: Who in your life took the time to help you see your value?
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