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.