Friday, October 22, 2010

Day 2: Something you love about yourself

This is another tough one for me. I've never really thought about "loving" myself in any way, shape, or form. I finally had to sit myself down (literally) and say - hey! you're not such a bad person! You have worth, you have value, and you have things that deserve love. That was really quite an eye-opener. Sure, I knew my husband loved me and that my kids loved me, but really - wasn't 'self-love' just a form of conceit? No.... No.... No.... I learned that I really can't truly love others until I love the "me" that God created - the good, the bad, and the truly ugly.

So, I love that I have compassion for others. I love that I am willing to go to the next level for everyone. I love that I can find the good in nearly everything around me (OK - sometimes that is much more difficult to do than I let on, but I usually find it). I love that my skin isn't all wrinkled (not being a "sun" person, I didn't get lots of tans when I was growing up, so my skin has not lost a lot of elasticity). I love that I still have hair on my head (albeit, thin and fine - but it's still there!). I love that I have green eyes and they look very green if I'm wearing the right shade of green. I love that God has given me the opportunities that He has and the family that He has (is that really about myself? not sure but that's OK).

I love that God has given me the ability to write in such a way that others can understand what I'm saying and can see into my world. I hope that what I say is creative and interesting enough to make people want to come back and know more. I love that I am a child of God and that my future is secure - maybe not in this life, but in the way that really matters the most.


SkippyMom said...

And I love this post. You are one of the most caring, empathic, amazing people I have ever met. A true friend Tee.

This post made me cry. Because you see what we see - and that makes me happy for you.

jojo said...'s so nice to learn more about you!

vaspillman said...

Yes, Yes, YES! My thoughts exactly! ") I agree with SkippyMom, absolutely! You are also one of the strongest people I resilient, and Ron is truly both are. Finding someone to love you for who you are, through thick and thin is a special thing indeed.

Michaela said...

Wow, that's beautiful. I am glad you wrote this post. I love how your faith in God underlies everything that you are. Hugs xxxoooo Michaela