It’s a buzz word right now that you can’t pour from an empty pitcher, you must fill yourself up in order to help others. I am guilty of saying it. I have even written blogs about it. It’s a really cute way of talking about self care. In some respects it’s very true. You can’t endlessly serve the needs of other people without taking time to take care of yourself. Feel free to read those blogs again if that’s what you need to hear.
Today, however, I would like to take a moment to remind you that you aren’t a coffee pot. Your value is not equal to how well you can serve others. You are not worth your output. You are worth something if you are full. You are worth something if you are empty. You’re worth something when you have two broken legs and you can’t do anything for yourself. You are worth something if your heart stops beating and your spirit leaves this Earth. You are worth something if you are outperforming and in the zone on your best day. You are worth something if everything is going wrong and you can’t stop eating donuts.
Your spirit, perspective, energy, ideas, input, output, humor, experiences and breath are worth so so much whether you do or give another damn thing. So this holiday season, remember, you matter, no matter what.