In reading some of the questions our Facebook friends submitted there appears to be a common theme. The problems they face on the surface are really different on the surface, but the underlying concern is very similar. The basics of the problems are that they are torn between doing what is easiest and what is best. We all fall into that pattern at times in our lives. We choose to give in to a child’s temper-tantrum in a store to quiet them, knowing that the next time they see a toy they want, it will only be worse. Doing what is hardest however is usually worth it in the long run. If that means realizing our self-worth and taking action so that others will recognize our value, then do whatever it takes, even if it is hard. If it means, putting yourself into someone else’s shoes for a day, then do it and find understanding that will help you both realize your worth to yourself and value to each other. Look at what matters for today, next week and a year from now.