This is a tough one. Not planned in this order and not scripted. Maybe short. Maybe long. Let's find out together.
What are you worth? You are worth more than your weight in gold!
My guess is that a number of people don't value themselves nearly highly enough and put up with people who share the same low opinions of them. I don't know how else to say it. I'm seeing people allow themselves to be degraded, called ridiculous names, mistrusted, lied to, lied on and even physically-abused. I'm hearing of women who won't allow their children to see their fathers and men who won't listen to their wives over their mothers.
We aren't valuing ourselves properly. We aren't valuing others either.
If I could encourage anything today it's this: Value yourself. Respect yourself. Honor your own boundaries. You may not be able to control what others do or how they act (directly) but they will respect you more when they see you respecting yourself more.
Woman, you don't deserve to be treated like a piece of property. You should be cherished. Protected. Men, you AREN'T sorry, no good or pathetic. You are a good man! You are a real man! You can do great things! Her careless and hurtful words may have stung so bad you thought you'd never recover, but you can!
Set a standard for valuing yourself so you'll be proud today of the person you see in the mirror!