You Were Loved – Wynonna Judd | Finding Self Worth

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The very first time I heard this song was eight years ago, in 2003.  I was in a ‘life boot camp’ of sorts where I was given the opportunity to see how I showed up in life, and how others honestly perceived me.  It was a pivotal time in my life where I was desperate for some help to make some major life changes, and I wasn’t afraid of honest feedback (which was not always pretty).  I regard this time in my life with much gratitude, as it was a springboard to a better way to live.

I went from a chronic victim (self-imposed), blaming everything ‘bad’ that ever happened to me in my life for my problems, to taking responsibility for my life and being accountable for my choices.  I crossed over from an unforgiving soul who held on to grudges so deep, to a forgiving soul who realizes that everyone is on their own path, trying their best (or not), and realizing that I could choose whether or not to let others actions affect me and the way I chose to live and respond to life.   I learned to go with the promptings in my soul, no matter the judgment I would receive from others – something I was deathly afraid of and debilitated by.

This song always takes me back to that place and reminds me of my worth that I discovered I had.  In the end, we all want to give the love we have, and be loved and ‘seen’ by others.

 

 

We all want to make our place in this world
We all want our voices to be heard
Everyone wants a chance to be someone
We all have dreams we need to dream
But sweeter than any star you can reach
Is when you reach and find you’ve found someone
You’ll hold this world’s most priceless thing
The greatest gift this life can bring
If you can look back and know
You were loved.
CHORUS:You were loved by someone
Touched by someone
Held by someone
Meant something to someone
Loved somebody
Touched somebody’s heart along the way
You can look back and say
You were loved.
You can have diamonds in your hand.
Have all the riches in the land
Without love do you really have a thing
When someone cares that you’re alive
When someone finds their world in your eyes
Then you’ll know you’ve find all you need
You’ll hold this world’s most priceless prize
The sweetest treasure in this world
If you can look back and say
You were loved
CHORUS
So many roads that you can take
Whatever way you go
Don’t take that road alone
Better you should know…
You were loved by someone
Touched by someone
Held by someone
Meant something to someone
Loved somebody
Touched somebody’s heart along the way
You can look back and say
You did OK
You were loved.
So remember to tell that one
You are loved.

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