I don’t know about you, but I used to measure my worth by the way people reacted to me. I had to please everyone, so everyone would like me. The biggest trap in this was that the worth and validity of an individual was measured by how many people liked them. The trouble with that? How do I get all of the people to love me all of the time? That, my friends, is impossible. I can’t even get members of my family to like or love me. That is for another day, but the problem is, what if you can’t get everybody to read your blog, hear your song, or accept what you have to give them? Does that make you less of a person? Many people might not want to hear the things you have to say, but by all means, say them. They need to be said. Someone out there is listening, I kid you not. I did not think so up until last night. Maybe I had to read another post to tell me, but nobody told me that I was valid simply because I existed. (That’s all you need to do to be valid.) Nobody told me these things. I hope you understand this discovery I am passing on.