Human value is decided by the world. Or at least that is what is believed. Really, our human value is decided by us. No one can put a number on us, though, they might try. It is important to know three major points when understanding the meaning of how much you matter.

1. You do not need to try so hard to be perfect.

2. You are enough.

3. You are trying your best in your situation.

Being perfect is unachievable. Everyone knows that but, we remain chasing perfection and pitying ourselves when we fall short. Some people might say that “flaws make us who we are” and others might say that flaws are ugly, that’s why they are called flaws. Everyone has flaws which allows for growth. There is something so unique about being different and the unity that differences can bring. Flaws are beautiful and not because they make you who you are or anything like that. A flaw is a crack in your outer shell and sometimes the only way for someone to reach you to be support is through your flaws. So, rather than sought after something that we will never reach, let’s embrace who we are today. Let’s embrace our flaws. Let’s find strength in our weaknesses. Let’s find support when we feel alone.

Everyone feels down on themselves sometimes. Worthless, useless, not enough. Those words do not describe you! YOU ARE ENOUGH. You are you and that is all that you can be. There is no one else on this planet that can replace you. You are the only of your kind. This is the first and the last time that someone that is exactly like you will roam this planet. Sometimes, you won’t feel like enough. Sometimes you will feel like a failure, or that you are worthless, or some of the other thousand ways that we mange to push ourselves down. Know that those words, the words that are fueled by your anger or fear, are not true. You are enough!

Not everyone lives the same lives. Sometimes people think that it might be easier if we did. We can go up to anyone and immediately know what they are feeling, what they are going through, and what they need from you to make a difference. The fact of the matter though, is that we don’t. Each person lives a different life that goes through different struggles. Whatever you are doing and whatever you have gone through, you are standing, and you are strong. People don’t see their own value when they are living their lives. In their head, they are just going through the motions. You are going to go through hard times. Just keep standing, moving forward one step at a time. That is your best and that’s all that you can do.

No one else can put a value on someone else, despite society’s best attempts to do so. But, let me give you a hint at what I think… priceless.