• Clare Alden

Value Yourself





















A dear friend once said to me,

“I envy people that have a gift so bright

you can’t help but see it.”


She wasn’t so much talking about someone specific

As she was trying to explain to me

how she was “just ordinary,”

that she didn’t have a special talent

or a particular gift that distinguished her in any way.


I was stunned when she said this;


As I have always been

blinded by the light that is shining from her.


It is not uncommon for us to

undervalue ourselves and

fail to recognize

the multitude of aptitudes, abilities, and attributes

that lie within us

simply awaiting our own acknowledgment and appreciation.



Message from Clare

Because I care.