Ode to Self Worth

Allow me to present you to the best feeling in the world:

not one that comes around only when you try on that new pair of suede boots,

or that pride you feel when you ace that job interview, no.

This is that raw, old school, down to the core, feel-good mood;

that awareness of unconditional love stemming so deep you don’t know where it ends and where your inner being begins;

this is something ingrained in you in a way that no amount of weathering could ever completely erase,

this is stable self assurance when the world around you is a frenzying ball of doubt.

Your feeling of self worth remains whether someone reaffirms it or not because it has grown to be more than just a feeling--

It has grown to be you.

With love.

Azana Green