Some would argue that an individual’s worth
Is made up of trophies, lined on a mantle
Displayed in titles, framed on office walls
Evaluated through assessments of knowledge
Measured by the value of a home on a street
Admired in symmetrical painted faces
But I would say that worth runs deeper
In the innate kindness of a person’s heart
Through unseen acts of selfless giving
Felt in warm, caring hands and gentle eyes
Heard through validating, affirming words
Experienced through lended ears and open minds.
Our worth is our birthright, born as enough
With admirable qualities running through our veins;
It is who we are, and what we are at our core
Transparent and genuine, complete and whole.