"You made my whole being;
you formed me in my mother's body.
I praise you because you made me
in an amazing and wonderful way.
What you have done is wonderful.
I know this very well."
~ Psalm 139:13-14 ~
"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." ~ Marilyn Monroe ~
"The worse loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself." ~ Mark Twain ~
"Don't let what you can't do, stop you from doing what you can do." ~ John Wooden ~
"Until you value yourself, you won't value your time.
Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."
~ M. Scott Peck ~"Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand brake on." ~ Maxwell Maltz ~
"Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry." ~ Alvin Price ~
"Self-care is never a selfish act-it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others." ~ Parker Palmer ~
"The greatest thing in the world is to know you belong to God." ~ Sandra Bennett ~
"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 ~
"Be careful how you speak to yourself because you are listening." ~ unknown ~
"Talk to yourself like you would to some one you love." ~ Brene Brown ~
"When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life." ~ Jean Shinoda Bolen ~
"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.""Antonio Stradivari s a seventeenth-century violin maker whose name in its Latin form, Stradivarius, has become synonymous with excellence. He once said that to make a violin less than his best would be to rob God, who could not make Antonio Stradivari's violins without Antonio.
He was right. God could not make Stradivarius violins without Antonio Stardivari. Certain gifts were given to that craftsman that no other violin maker possessed.
In the same vein, there are certain things you can do that no one else can. Perhaps it is parenting, or construction houses, or encouraging the discouraged. There are things that only you can do, and you are alive to do them. In the great orchestra we call life, you have an instrument and a song, and you owe it to God to play them both sublimely." ~ Max Lucado ~
"Two sparrows cost only a penny,
but not even one of them can die without your Father's knowing it.
God even knows how many hairs are on your head.
So don't be afraid.
You are worth much more than many sparrows."
~ Matthew 10:29-31 ~
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