Know the Value of Your Life

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Your life is precious. Your life is valuable. Your life is priceless. Your life has worth. There are times in everyone’s life that we tend to question the value of our lives. Sometimes it is a result of the kind of people that we spend our time with during our working day or our free time. There are occasions when some people feel depressed unhappy with themselves because of a situation that they are in.

How can we remember how to keep the value of our lives in perspective? Perhaps the following little story will help strengthen the belief and confidence that you may have in yourself and the value of your life.

There was once a father who became very ill and just before he died, he took out an old watch and said to his son, “This is a watch that your grandfather gave me, and it is more than 200 years old. But before I give it to you, go to the watch shop on the first street and tell him that you want to sell it, and see how much he offers you.”

The son left then soon came back to his father and said, “The watchmaker offered five dollars because, he said, it was too old.”

The father then said to his son, “Go to the coffee shop and see what they say.”

Again, the boy went out and soon returned. He said to his dad, “They offered me five dollars for the watch as well.”

Finally, the father said, “Go to the museum and show them the watch.”

A short while later, the boy excitedly reported to his father, “They offered me a million dollars for this piece!”

The dying patriarch said to his son, “I wanted to let you know that the right place values you in the right way.”

Don’t find yourself in the wrong place and get angry if you are not valued.

Those that know your value are those who appreciate you,..don’t stay in a place where nobody sees your value.”

Know your worth.



  29 comments for “Know the Value of Your Life

  1. November 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Thank you for sharing an inspiring story. May all of us understand the true value of life . . . priceless and forever precious.

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  2. November 9, 2019 at 9:49 am


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  3. November 9, 2019 at 9:52 am

    That’s a great perspective and a beautiful story to illustrate it.

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  4. November 9, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Inspiring and profound story. Too good.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. November 9, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Nice story and good point!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. November 9, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Reblogging this to my readers at sister site Timeless Wisdoms and adding the link to the reference index at the Foundation for Poetic Justice

    Liked by 4 people

  7. November 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

    thank you for sharing this important lesson.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. YBP
    November 9, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Wow just wow!!!! I love your powerful reminder ….. Time is valuable and our lives ….. even more so! β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ§‘πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’™β€οΈ

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    • November 9, 2019 at 9:30 pm

      Glad this story encouraged you!!!

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      • YBP
        November 9, 2019 at 10:04 pm

        Yes! Would love to have you Guest Post on IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE!!!

        May I invite you? Kindly email me:

        Thanks with Much Love!!!


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  9. November 10, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Absolutely! Why do we waste our time and energy trying to convince people who can’t really “see” us that we’re worthy of their respect and consideration?

    Surround yourself with those who care for you, be kind to those who don’t, but don’t confuse the two.

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  10. November 10, 2019 at 12:27 am

    Reblogged this on Sharing Stories of Everyday Freedom and commented:
    Oh, that we could all truly “see” each other and love one another and value each other fully. Please remember that you are seen and loved by your Heavenly Father today. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 10, 2019 at 7:56 am

      Amen!! Imagine what the world would be like if people did that more often!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. November 10, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Just reblogged this on my site. πŸ™‚

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  12. November 12, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    Wow! What a true analogy. Makes me double think where I’ve been finding my value.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. November 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    This was an amazing story! With great advice!!! Thanks for sharing this!

    Liked by 1 person

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