A friend of mine posted the #selflovechallenge. It feels a little weird to be saying positive things about myself but, lately, I’ve been striving to change both how I think and speak about myself. So, I accept the challenge to say three positive things about myself.
I have a calming presence: I attended a work retreat recently where my co-workers and I did an activity where we taped pieces of paper to each others backs and wrote compliments on them. This was one compliment I received that meant the most to me. I have focused on having a calm mind; doing less aggressive exercise and meditating on my favorite scriptures. That someone else feels calm around me means the world to me.
I Have A Great Sense of Humor: I like to laugh and making others laugh is equally enjoyable. I have made it a rule never to exercise my sense of humor at someone else’s expense: a joke can’t be enjoyed of one person is made to feel foolish. I hope I succeed. My family seems to like me.
I Am True To Myself: This was another highly valued compliment I received at the retreat. Being true to myself is a difficult thing. What will people think if I say/do this? What will they say about me? To stiffen my spine to do what I believe to be right, despite snide and hateful comments, is hard for someone who wants to please people and wants everyone to like her. I know such a goal is impossible and living to please others is a miserable existence. I do not wish to offend anyone but I do focus on living my life doing what I believe to be right. That someone else sees this in me is encouraging.
There. Three positives. Anyone else? What do you like about yourself? I would love to know.
Angela D (@LivngThisMoment) said:
I love this! So glad you joined in and I can definitely see all those qualities in you.
Amanda Beaty said:
Those are great traits! A sense of humor is a requirement for a good life, as far as I’m concerned. And you could bring that calming influence over here for a bit. LOL Thanks for joining us, and don’t forget to refer back to this post often!
Those traits make people good to be around 🙂 I find it difficult to come up with positive traits for myself but I think a good (silly!) sense of humour would be my number one, but like you said, being mindful of not being funny at someone else’s expense. One of my good friends went through a very traumatic experience (that one simply doesn’t ‘get over’) but she said to me “never, ever lose your humour”. I’ve never forgotten that so I plan on hanging on to that advice for the rest of my life 🙂
K.A.M. Boham said:
I think you’re doing a great job! Your posts with the opinions of your kids have been hysterical. And, I agree: a sense of humor is so important. I’m going to hang onto mine too 🙂