Wednesday, January 07, 2009

10 Things I Like About Myself

Colleen challenged me to do this variation of the 10 honest things. I think it's a great exercise because I suspect we all tend to think first of what we perceive as our failings instead of our strengths. But those things we like are the basis, the foundation for our ability to change and our belief that we can. So here goes, not in any particular order...

1) I'm creative.

2) I'm resilient.

3) I have the courage to do things even when they scare me.

4) I'm supportive of others and able to help people feel good about themselves.

5) I can knit and sew and often get compliments on the things I make.

6) I'm a great public speaker.

7) I'm good with money.

8) I'm a good mother and a good friend.

9) I'm intelligent.

10) I'm a really good writer.

When I look at this list, I see the things that have allowed me to make major changes in my life.

It reminds me that it's okay to take chances because odds are I'll figure out a way to do whatever it is that's important to me.

It reminds me that I'm not a victim. I was as a child but now I'm a strong, competent woman who can handle challenges that come my way.

It reminds me that it's okay to be happy now.

So....what would your list look like? I invite everyone to play!

Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs)))))))),


Colleen said...

What a great post! I love the list. I too think it is a great exercise. We need to take a positive look at ourselves and treat ourselves like we are our own best friend. Blessings!

Holly/Admin said...

Truly enjoyed reading this post! Continued success with your writing, posting, and journey! Blessings Holly

Enola said...

I like this idea. I'll play along on my blog sometime soon.

jumpinginpuddles said...

ohh we like this one also we might play

Marj aka Thriver said...

Wonderful list, April. I think I knew about several of these from reading your blog. :)

Kahless said...

Great post.
I really liked your list; you have some great qualities.

April_optimist said...

Colleen, Exactly!

Holly, Thank you.

Enola and Jumping in Puddles, That would be great! I'd love to see your lists.

Marj, Grin. It's good to see you around again.

Kahless, Thank you!

mydaughterkelly-anne said...

I think we have alot in common. Like your 10 choices. We should all do this excercise.

Mena said...

i love these kinds of post.

I just wrote a lone about me type one like that!

Karma said...

An important exercise. We have a lot in common, I think. Take care of yourself on your trip!

April_optimist said...

Mena, karma, and mydaughterKelly-Anne, Thank you and I'm glad you liked the exercise.