Monday, February 16, 2009

I Am

I know it's been a while since I posted. It's been a bit hectic here, I had a cold, I....I was on the cusp of something.

I've been looking at what old ideas I'm ready to let go of NOW. I try to do this exercise at least two or three times a year. What I found this time was that wasn't enough. I needed something more. What I realized I needed was to look at what NEW ideas I was ready to embrace about myself. I looked at how am I willing to see myself NOW. I've talked about this before but this time I actually sat down and made a list. I asked myself.....

If I fully embrace my strengths, who am I? If I'm not a victim, who am I? Or who could I be if I let go of my fears? This is what I've come up with so far.

I am (or could be) (in no particular order):

healthy
youthful
graceful
artistic
musically gifted
creative
wise and resourceful
resilient
strong
clever
loving AND lovable
giving
courageous
playful
joyful
gracious
prosperous
a great friend
spiritual
a leader
respected and respectful
a fabulous mother
a fabulous and creative and joyful lover
a world traveler
a renowned and in demand public speaker
elegant
self-confident
willing to risk failure to achieve success
a source of good in the world
a catalyst for others to discover joy and their creative potential
always learning

It is strange to embrace the positive after a lifetime of feeling as if I had to make up for my inadequacies but...I think I kind of like it.

Here's hoping that each of you are learning to see yourselves in new and wonderful ways and embracing the reality and potential within. Sending blessings and safe and gentle (((((((hugs))))))),
April_optimist

9 comments:

Kahless said...

What a great list!

I'd love to be that person

jumpinginpuddles said...

yeh good one tehre are so many qualities tehre i think we also would liek to strive to be but arent there yet

mile191 said...

VERY nice list. what a good idea. i think listing qualities is such a positive step. thanks for sharing the ideas and i do hope that you see yourself in that list. you are amazing and you are inspiring. thanks. mile 191

mile191 said...

thanks for writing. i find your comments on others blogs and i do feel a lot of hope and support from you. you are amazing. thanks.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! You continue to amaze me; I wish you endless success on your journey! Jeff H

Marj aka Thriver said...

Oooo! I love this list. I bet you can continue to add to it, too. I'm glad you posted again.

Teresa Lynne said...

What a fabulous list and so positive! Good for you!

Karma said...

This is a great list. I just recommended your blog to a friend who is a therapist to share with her client. I think that your blog is the most empowering survivor blog that I've seen.

April_optimist said...

Kahless, Thanks!

Jumping in Puddles, I'd love to see what your list for you would be!

Mile191, Thank you!

Jeff, Thanks! Hope all is going well for you, too.

Marj, I do see it as an ongoing thing that will keep evolving as I do.

Teresa Lynne, Glad you liked it.

Karma, Thank you!