I am going to be a full retail price, soft, Silk lined, Cashmere, Coat, color blue, from Bloomingdales, darling........ so needed that wake up, so much gratitude!........ And Yes! I would buy me and I would wear me forever!
I think if I were an item I'd be a cast iron skillet. Those things have serious value the older they get, they're virtually indestructible, and they never really need to be cleaned (just a little olive oil-- meaning they aren't high maintenance). They are great providers of food and in case of danger, you can whack someone over the head with one.
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If I were an item I'd be a black pearl. Beautiful, rare, timeless, treasured and classic. Something that nature took years to create and present. I'd be located in the high-end jewelry counter, behind the glass at Neiman Marcus, or maybe one of those swanky fancy jewelry stores on 5th Avenue in New York City. I'd cost an awful lot of money, someone would have to really really want me and have the necessary stuff to buy me. I couldn't belong to just any owner. It would have to be someone who seeks high quality, knows it when he sees it, and knows how to treasure what they've got. I would only be offered at full price, never a sale or discount on me, and I would last a lifetime if given to the right owner.
Tizzy: Are you sure you could afford you!? You sound TOO pricey and expensive. It's funny doing these self-esteem exercises-- because they really help you to see how to place value on yourself. But I guess the lesson is that you can go from one extreme to another. SOme of us put too low a price on ourselves and any old Joe with a couple bucks in his pocket could buy us (and that's not good), Meanwhile, others might put too high a price on themselves to the point of making it nearly impossible to buy them (that's not good either).
It may be a silly exercise. But it tells us a lot about ourselves.
Paisly, I go back and forth like that too. Some days i feel great with myself and some I feel ugly and worthless. Its a roller coaster for me.
I am one of those that says do not care what others think of you. But what I mean is to detach from what others think of you. Not to devalue them. Their opinions have value to them. But not to me. If you distance yourself like this then you are immune from others comments and opinions.
"Nothing in life worth having ever comes easy" Bob Kelso
Post by sunflwrs4evr on Jun 17, 2011 5:56:48 GMT -8
I am going to Jeweler's row in Philadelphia....I am a rare gem..according to my crystal directory i am a lapis lazuli...a deep blue flecked with gold...and its stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and psychic abilities, facilitating spiritual journeying and stimulating personal and spiritual power. This stone quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace, it possesses enormous serenity and is the eye to spiritual attainment. .....I am a about 7 thousand dollars.and about 2 carats..and I am only one of a kind...I am worth the price and more and I would buy me if I saw me...cause i would have a God knowing that I am worth it and as time goes by the value goes up...
Sunflwr-- I like that you mention you are one of kind. We don't need any fantasy about "what item we are" to know that we really ARE one of a kind. If only we started to think of the worth of being so rare.
When you are gone, there is NO ONE who can ever take your place.
Paisley: I agree with RRR. Why devalue others as part of the process of not caring what they think (AS IT APPLIES TO YOU)? I truly value my mother but when she tells me she doesn't like when I wear all black, I simply say, "OK. Thanks." I don't devalue her. I simply don't apply what she has to say to me as holding much importance. I like wearing black! Now, the flip side of that is if she were to tell me "You haven't been very kind to others lately." Because I value her, this statement means something to me and I want to listen objectively.
I think that's what it all boils down to: objective vs. subjective reasoning. You can compare yourself to others objectively and you might feel better. Subjectively, however, you may feel devalued.