Y’know, this would have been a better post for yesterday — since yesterday was the 5th and all – but, ah well, I saw this article posted again today.
As if to remind me.
So, here we are.
And yes, I do believe that the writer of this article is correct.
I’d seen this life-changing statement that answered the endless plea that I had made to the Universe regarding What I Should Do several months ago – yes, I had seen the article before, you know – but I wasn’t ready to see any of my relationships in this statement of just 5 words:
Only stay where you’re valued.
Yes. That’s it. Simple yet powerful, if you think about it.
There were no complex quizzes, no lists of questions that I should be asking myself when I thought about ‘Should I stay or should I go?’ or any of the other fence-sitting navel-gazing sort of circular musing that I am famous for engaging in at 4 AM while lying awake with insomnia.
This article asks one to consider just one very vital aspect of any relationship – especially personal relationships – and that is to think about the concept of value.
Not ‘Are you needed?‘
Not ‘Are you happy?‘
Not ‘Are you paid attention to?’
‘Am I loved?’
Or any of the other variations on the theme of that last one that a worried brain who questions the status of their relationship can come to at 4 AM.
Because, if you follow along the premise as presented in the article, if you are valued in a relationship, and you value those who are in a relationship with you*, then all those other questions answer themselves.
(*Psst: hey, even if the relationship is with yourself, *this statement still works*. Kinda sneaky ton of bricks, isn’t it?)
Go read it.
And with that, on the sixth day, I say,
Thank You for the reminder, my Sweetest Friend ❤