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  • Writer's pictureLauren Freckles

Valuable Veggies

Everyone Has Value

Have you ever seen the 2014 version of the movie Annie? Well, there's a line in that movie that I will never forget. It’s when the character Miss Hannigan says to Oliver Warbucks “ Do you think you’re better than me or something?" and he replies, “Yes I do, I do think I’m better than you. Although this movie line was intended to be comedic. Unfortunately, sometimes humans think that they're better than other humans in real life. We have to be careful not to be one of these types of people.

Do you ever think that you’re better than someone else? Have you ever found yourself thinking about a person in a certain way based on the kind of car they drive, or neighborhood they live in, or perhaps their status at work? I think we have to be very careful not to base a person's value on status or material things. There is a difference between being more skilled at something and being more valuable than someone.

My Story

I remember when I was in college, like many students, I didn’t have a lot of money and I didn’t drive a fancy car, but I worked in a very affluent neighborhood. One day when I went to park at my job a man came up to me and asked me to move my car and he inferred that it was because my car was not nice enough to be parked by his business. Although he later tried to apologize, I never forgot the way he made me feel in that moment.

Everyone is Valuable

How we treat others is very important. Showing love, kindness and respect should not be based on a person’s religion, ethnicity, education, where they live or what they do for a living. There is a huge difference between net worth and worth because in spite of our differences we are all extremely valuable!

How do you see yourself?

On the other hand, maybe you struggle with finding value in yourself, maybe because of your past, where you grew up or some other reason you are continually thinking that you are less valuable than others. Well, I am here to share with you that you are loved, worthy, treasured and valuable.

There are so many things I love about the movie Annie but what I enjoy the most is the character that Annie had. People loved her because she was so full of love for others.

I choose valuable veggies because there are some veggies that I just don’t care for in comparison to others; however, all vegetables are valuable. For example, I like broccoli much more than I enjoy carrots; yet, both of these vegetables have equal value even if they have different functions. We have to be careful not to base peoples value on superficial things. We are all different, but we are all equally valuable.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please feel free to share your personal “Everyone has value,” recipe with me. Some of the best recipes are the ones that are passed down. Until next time, I'll Chef Ya Later!


Be respectful of people who are different than you

Be kind to everyone you meet regardless of where they are from or how much they have

Don’t tell yourself the lie that you are less valuable than anyone else, You are equally valuable!

Special Note: I haven’t perfected this recipe, but it gets better and better each time I make it

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