A person’s worth

A person’s worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having.  Alice Mary Hilton

How do we determine the worth of ourselves?  Our loved ones?  Our friends and family?

During the holidays we are constantly bombarded with demands to buy… things.  Advertisements, radio ads, commercials, and flyers to purchase all sorts of stuff.  We are encouraged to buy extravagant gifts, often times spending more money than we should on gifts that our friends and family may or may not need or appreciate. But is that the reason we love our family?  What they have or what they give us?  Do we love them for the things that they do for a living? We love our family and friends for being themselves. Sometimes they can drive us crazy, but we still love them.  We care about them through thick and thin, not because they give us beautiful, expensive gifts. With the exception of the hideous sweater that’s 3 times too big or small that some distant aunt always feels the need to send. Our loved ones’ worth is in being, not in what they offer us or what they do or how much they have, just in being themselves.


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