What we’re worth.

There is someone out there who loves you the way you are. He will pick you first, over a state full of women who look like movie stars.

You will not have to compete with other women to get your man. You will not have to play games or bend yourself into someone you are not.

We are worth being able to be ourselves:

Brilliant, hilarious, loud, crabby, cheesy, mousy, snaggle-toothed. Bon Jovi fans, book lovers, cat lovers, overeaters, hard workers, super slackers. Grammatically correct, politically biased, and challenged in the kitchen. Mopey, hyper, Type A, antisocial.

We are who we are. We like what we like. It’s what makes us… US. It’s what makes you… YOU.

You, no matter who you are, deserve to have someone who loves you and wants you for one reason:

Your “you-ness.”

Don’t doubt yourself, and don’t sell short your awesomeness. As I used to like to say, “There is a lid for every pot.”

As I also used to like to say, “Where my lid at?” It’s hard to wait. I know it’s heartbreaking. I used to burst into tears waiting in line to get an oil change, because I wanted to meet my husband so badly.

But the thing that is more important than being in a relationship, finding the one, getting married, finding that dang elusive lid?

YOU. You matter. You rule. You are so cool. There is nobody like you, nobody with your laugh, your eyelashes, your weird triangle of a little toe, your memory, your singing voice, your sense of humor, your tenderness, your beauty, your strength.

Don’t sell yourself short, and don’t change a thing. You are worth so much more than that.

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12 thoughts on “What we’re worth.

  1. Thank you. That was brilliant and beyond true. I have finally learned to love myself and become truly content and happy being ME, and amazing things are happening because of it. We are all one of a kind and totally unique. πŸ™‚

  2. Seriously…I about fell out just now. Thanks, Amy, for speaking to the heart and the mind of a woman who continues to wait because I know I’m worth waiting for. Love you.

  3. Thank you Karen E. for sharing this. And thank you Ms.Thor for writing such a wonderful piece. I will just say “ditto” on all accounts. Learning to be comfortable in our own skin makes the waiting all the worthwhile.

  4. Wow! This is so inspiring, and I could see you through your words. I could see me through your words, and I could also see you speaking those words to US. Wonderful, and so very nice to read. xo!

    • Thank you, Beth. It was nice to write, too. πŸ™‚ Sometimes you just need to reinforce what you know…. you know? πŸ˜‰

  5. So hits the spot. You are one of the most encouraging people because there is truth in your voice. I have always believed every word you said to me. Thank you for saying things to me.

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