I ALONE am responsible for how long I let what hurt me, haunt me.
I deserve to be loved and cherished.
I am fully invested in my own life. I seek to make a positive impact on others however I can. I look for work that sustains me. I surround myself with caring people. I contribute to the lives of others in helpful and important ways.
Yet, even if I did none of these things, I would still deserve to be loved and cherished. Being loved and cherished, to me, is a birthright. Everyone on the planet is entitled to know the joy, certainty and celebration of being valued and loved.
Simply because I was born, I have a right to experience feelings of love and to be treasured by another person. Even though I am not perfect and sometimes I fall short in the face of life’s challenges, I deserve to be loved and cherished.
Feeling that I matter is a sustaining part of life. Even though people are quite different from one another, we are all the same in terms of wanting to be special to another person. I believe that the human condition compels us to seek out and receive feelings of being valued.
Today, I feel sure I deserve to be loved and cherished. I remind myself of the many people along my journey of life who respect, value, and love me.