Friday, May 25, 2012

Self-Worth

Good Morning!!!

Do you know your Self-Worth?  There are a lot of people who do not know there self-worth.  What exactly is self-worth? According to The American Heritage College Dictionary  4th Ed., it states:
                             
                            Self-Worth (n) - Self-Esteem, self-respect

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary 2nd Ed., it states:

                           Self-Worth (n) - Another term for SELF-ESTEEM

Now with two different definitions that have the same word (Self-Esteem), that should be saying something to you.  Let's see what Self-Esteem is.  According to The American Heritage College Dictionary 4th Ed., it states:

                           Self-Esteem (n) - Pride in oneself; self-respect

According to the New Oxford American Dictionary 2nd Ed., it states:

                          Self-Esteem (n) - confidence in one's own worth or abilities; self-respect

These words are interchangable.  We as individuals have to have pride and confidence in ourselves.  So many of our youth do not know their value.  That is why we have so many teen suicides, bullying,  and teen pregnancy, etc.  Once our youth are taught their self-worth, there is nothing that they won't be able to do.  We as parents have to encourage our youth to have confidence in their abilities.  We have to continue to build up our youth.  I am not only speaking to our youth, I am speaking to anyone who does not understand the meaning of self-worth and that is me included.  Sometimes we forget who we are when we are faced with adversity.  We are valuable.  God made each of us in his image.  There is nothing that we can't do as long as God is by our sides.  So tell your sons and daughters that they beautiful/handsome, tell them they are good, tell them they are loved, and most important, tell them they have SELF-WORTH!!! 

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