What Do You Stand For?

Am I the only one that likes listening to loud, upbeat music first thing in the morning? It helps me enjoy getting ready for work. I was listening to Fun’s Some Nights and singing along, loudly and off-key of course. When I got hit by the lyrics, in that way, as it happens with music because music speaks to the soul.

What do I stand for? What do I stand for? Most nights I don’t know anymore…

That part made me sad because it reminded me of a time when I didn’t know what I stood for and when I’d know that things were wrong and I’d do them anyway because I didn’t have a sense of my own self. 
When you don’t know who you are, it’s hard to know what you stand for.
When you know what your values are, and you act in a way that honors them, you stop being at war with who you truly are on the inside and how you decide to act. What things are important to you? What things make you feel guilty or at odds with yourself?

I have a challenge for you!

Make a list of five values that you stand by. 
What things are really important to you? What nourishes you and makes you feel good about yourself? How do you want to see yourself? How do you want others to see you?

I’d love to hear what your five main values are! Share ’em with me!