If equal affection cannot be
Let the more loving one be me.
I’ve fallen into that trap lately of determining my value based on external validation – seeking meaning and self worth in the opinions of others. If you’ve ever trod down this road, and I’m sure most of you have, you know how soul-destroying it can be. Thankfully, I was reminded by a dear friend that, “It's not what you do, but what you do for other people. How and where is irrelevant.” I consider myself to be a creative and empathetic person, and so, I was thankfully for the reminder that those qualities are nurtured from within our own wellspring of passion. Whenever I get knocked off course like this, the surest way back is through gratitude – finding joy in the process and acceptance in your vision.