Today, you do not have to be useful to have value or be worthy of Love. Like puppies or flowers or children's laughter or a painting or a song, your value is not determined by how much work you accomplish or how "useful" that work. Don't let your desire to be useful blind you from recognizing the natural beauty and light in your being.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.