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The Treasure - A Story of Self-Worth

If someone were to receive a gift of a priceless gold statue, but they did not understand the value of it, would that make it any less valuable? What if they used it as a doorstop, or tossed it in the corner, or even called it a piece of worthless junk...would any of those things make it any less valuable? Or would those actions just mean that the person had no idea how lucky they were, and wouldn’t you just wish someone else would get that treasure who realized its value and would treat it with the respect and admiration that it really deserved?

You are the treasure.

If someone doesn’t appreciate you or treat you well, it has nothing to do with your value, or your worth. It just means that for some reason, they don’t see it, or realize how lucky they are. But unlike a statue, you can get up and walk away anytime you choose to do so.
-Doe Zantamata
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  1. this is great and so beautifully written:)

  2. easier said than done............I am still trying to do this...any suggestions please share with me...thank you

    1. Keep the focus on you and your feelings. It may be that you've gotten so used to being treated or spoken to poorly that when you become aware of it, you'll find it happens all the time. Imagine self-worth as a staircase, and you're climbing to the top. Each time you object to someone walking all over you, or when you stand up for yourself, or when you accept a compliment graciously instead of immediately denying it, you've taken one step. Have a look also at the section of this blog called "Self-worth" for some more articles. If you have any specific questions or troubles, please feel free to email me any time at and I will give you the best and most honest advice that I can. Love to you, Doe

  3. Thanks Zoe.. reading your posts every day , for months now...youve helped me more than any psychologist ever did.


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