I think it’s safe for me to say that we often get consumed by external, material values and their direct correlation with our personal value. With society and its superficial ideals, it’s no wonder that so many of us are putting ourselves down and stepping behind the scenes when we deserve a spot center stage. Remember, really, really remember, to love yourself. I’ve found out over the years that when you truly embrace who you are, others will, too. If you are constantly trying to be a second rate version of somebody else, then no one will value you for the first rate version of you. You are meant to be who you are; you have purpose; you are loved. Don’t you dare let anyone tell you different.