Do you think you need to be the strongest and the wisest the fastest and the funniest the most talented or smartest the most adulated artist the bravest or most famous? Do you think you need to be flawless, mistake-proof over the roof human perfection to be loved and loveable? You are right now and already everything you need to be. -Karen Molenaaar Terrell
Some interesting and thought-provoking conversations in the last couple of days have caused me to feel the need to say this:
Women – your value goes beyond any ability you have to get pregnant and give birth. You are whole human beings with your own unique talents and gifts to share with the world. Please use every gift you have to make the world a better place. The world needs you – ALL of the good in you – not just your uterus.
Men – never think that you are “disposable” and that you aren’t valued. Don’t be afraid that you’re not needed or necessary. Your value goes beyond big muscles or the size of your paycheck. You are worth so much more than that.
Listen, intelligence and wisdom, kindness and honesty and courage, compassion, empathy, and strength – these are all valuable to our world. You don’t need money to share these things with others. And these things aren’t limited to one gender – you don’t need a uterus or a penis to be kind or courageous or strong. All of us – of whatever gender or sexual orientation – can express intelligence and kindness, courage and honesty and strength in our lives.
Okay. I guess that’s all I have to say about that at this time. Please know you are loved and valued.
“Both sexes should be loving, pure, tender, and strong.” – Mary Baker Eddy