What am I worth? What can my worth get me? Sometimes the answer isn’t always in dollar sign value. Or even material value at that.
I was reminded today, that I’m actually invaluable, and so are you. At the toughest moment in people’s lives, I’m there. When people want to be left alone, I’m there . It’s tough. Not only for me, but for the people I’m trying to talk with. Yesterday, I had both the pleasure and pain of tracking down a family touched by murder. On Sunday morning, a family of five was killed in San Carlos Park — an area of Fort Myers, FL. What we know is only what deputies have been able to tell us — the father of the family shot and killed his three baby girls, all under the age of ten, and then shot himself. The sheriff said it’s one of the toughest crime scenes he’s seen. For me, it definitely ranks in the top ten hardest tragedies to cover.
I came to find the family didn’t have very close relatives in Florida, at least the mother didn’t. So, I had to find family via social media. They were very nice, sweet and open with me. For hours, I consoled, shared information with and tried to find out more about who this beautiful family was. Eventually, I landed an interview with a sister flying in from out of town to identify the bodies. (The worst part of all of this). And when I felt the lowest, that my job had very little worth, one of the family members told me this,
“God can use you so we can get some of the many answers we seek.”
Man did that make me feel good. Out of all this darkness, this man was able to not only stay strong, but remind me of my worth. I believe we are all put on this Earth for a reason. It doesn’t matter how much others think we are worth, we have to believe in ourselves, our jobs and the paths we’ve committed to. I’m worth much more than I lead myself to think, and thanks to this man, I am remembering that my wealth doesn’t only come every two weeks, but everyday. Every time I touch someone’s life with the stories I share.