Wrote this because I think many people lack to see their worth. When you dont see your worth, others have difficulty seeing it as well. Whether it be friends, a significant other, or even a boss! What you put out is what you will get back, and sometimes people just wont see your worth.
Precious stones are mostly found in the most dark, cold, wet, and dreary places. Many have yet to be discovered by mankind. Not yet mined, not yet dug up, not yet purified, cut, washed, or shined. Precious stones are worth so much, even in their undiscovered state. Once the stone has been processed, making it available for commerce, it is often placed on display. People and collector's gawk at it's beauty.
What makes a precious stone precious? Its rarity and its uniqueness. Precious stones are to be protected, handled with care, not taken advantage of, and kept safe. Placed in the wrong hands it can suffer in aesthetic appeal, lose value, or even be stolen for lack of due diligence.
We are all precious stones. Yet, few people will recognize that. Regardless of the value the world or anyone else places on you, it does not take away your worth. You're more rare than one in a million, so dont settle for those who treat you like you are replaceable. I understand, it may be hard to walk away from employment when being treated that way, especially in this economy. However, just because someone does not see your worth, it doesnt make your worth less or worthless. Surround yourself with people who understand this about you. People who handle you with care, people who can refine you, people who are willing to go to bat for you and protect you.
The good thing about being human is that we can choose who we give ourselves to, our time, our effort, our love, and more. Dont allow yourself to be devalued by placing yourself in the hands of people who fail to see how precious and special you really are.
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