a few truths…

I find in life, it is often too easy to nit pick ourselves…to think of the bad, notice the bad – not the good. We don’t often praise ourselves or our accomplishments.
I have been struggling with that lately.
I have been picking myself apart
from looks, to clothes, to decision, you name it I have been negative about it. Today I thought I would try to be more positive.

I am going to share with you a few POSITIVE truths about myself….

{this post was inspired by this post by Cjane}
  • I love to help othersI have often been labeled a “giver” I wasn’t sure if I ever believed that until recently…I like to give in all sorts of ways. a little gift to let someone know I was thinking of them or love them, a quick note of endearment. A treat to make someone smile. As of lately, I have been helping a few friends to start etsy shops and have been loving it!
  • I am a total nerd roll your eyes all you want. It’s the truth, but I LOVE it! I may not be a “computer nerd” or a “science nerd” but I am a “goofball nerd”. I am the one singing into the air microphone to my favorite song on the radio, sliding around the house in my socks like tom cruise in that one movie {you know the one}. The nerd that makes funny faces in public just to make someone smile or laugh.
  • I have an open heartstrange way to put it huh? I wasn’t sure how else to describe it. I have the ability to take a child and love it as if it were my own. Not everyone can do that. I took my husbands three children in and never for one second treated them any different than if they were my own flesh and blood. Some people may not believe that, or question it, or think of it as bad, but I love with all my heart, and have the ability to let anyone into it and give them my whole heart back! And I truly love that about myself.
  • I am outgoingI love to be around people, I love to interact with people, I am a total people person! I can start up a conversation with complete strangers, walk into a room full of people I don’t know and make friends, I try to SMILE at everyone!! I am a social butterfly just waiting to spread her wings on the next adventure! 
  • I love  LOVE I am a hopeless romantic. I love the feeling of butterflies in my stomach, I love the dumb perma grin smile love gives you, I cry in ever romantic movie, I believe in happily ever afters, I love to have a full heart, I believe in love, I love to be in LOVE.

what is a positive thing about YOURSELF?

*as a side note – this was harder than I thought. As I was trying to make a list of some truths…it was a much longer easier list to write down the bad and faults and MUCH harder to think of the good. I did lift my spirts for a bit being reminded of the GOOD about myself. I hope you can leave a comment about YOURSELF and lift all of our moods for the day by reading them!

Comments

  1. 1

    This is a great post. I recently wrote about the things that I “like” because I found myself self spending so much time throughout the day focused on the frustrations & dislikes around me. I love this idea to focus on what makes you happy about yourself.

    I love my sense of humor. I often crack myself up (sometimes only I get it ;).

    • 2

      Katy, Oh my…I do this ALL the time. I am constantly cracking myself up! And more likely than not I am rolling on the floor laughing and laughing so hard I can’t even share WHAT or WHY it is so funny with anyone else :) That is such a great quality to have! I LOVE that about you! Thank you for sharing!
      xoxo

  2. 3
    Lindsey S says:

    What a sweet post. Your right, it is so easy to name our faults, to break ourselves down, and the sad thing is that after awhile…we might start believing ourselves! I am relitively new to your blog, and to be honest, I was going through my google reader and deleating the blogs that I don’t read. (I’m on blog overload) Let’s just day that after today…I’m keeping yours around. Thanks for a great reminder to be positive!

    My positive quality: Im a creator! I love making things for the ones I love! I put a piece of myself in everything I do!

    ~linz

    • 4

      Hi Lindsey,
      Thanks for popping in today :) I LOVE that you are a creator…I should have added that to my list. Creativity is such a powerful tool! I need to be better about finding my creative side more often! Thanks so much for sharing a positive thing about YOU :) xoxo

  3. 5

    What a great post. You are totally right, though. Its so hard to pick ourselves apart and focus on what needs to be better than what we’re good at.

  4. 6

    We constantly compare our negatives to other peoples positives. I am the worst at it. I love this, might have to copy it :) BTW I need an update from you! Come see us soon or maybe lunch?? xoxo

  5. 7

    This is such an honest and good reminder to remember, praise, and hilight the good in ourselves. the world is full of so much negativity, we should be more positive about ourselves.

  6. 8
    Leslie Bingham says:

    I love you so much, friend! I am forever grateful for the friendship we share! And Not that it makes a huge difference, cause we were good friends before, but I love how smart/knowledgeable you are about etsy shops and blogging. For someone that knows nothing STILL, you are a LIFESAVER! You’re amazing and I see every single one of those positive things in you every time we get together. You are an inspiration and I admire you so so much!!

    One positive thing about me: I love being nonjudgmental and being able to see the good in people or a situation rather than the bad. :) I like most everyone and can make friends easily when I break out of my “shyness” shell. :)

    Love you!

    • 9

      Oh Leslie – You have no idea…that is what I LOVE most about you..You are always so positive and NEVER judge me! We have been friends for a long time and I cherish our friendship and LOVE to help you in anyway I can! Thank you so much for sharing a positive thing about you! xoxo see you tomorrow :)

  7. 10

    Love this post! It’s so easy to tear yourself apart and build others up but to love someone else you must love yourself first. I keep having to remind myself of that.

  8. 11

    Such a wonderful post. It’s a great reminder to take time and evaluate what we’re truly good at (: I think I’m good at making people feel welcomed and accepted!

  9. 12

    Wouldn’t you know that your post came after an “I suck” pity party I was throwing for myself yesterday…thanks for reminding me to look on the bright side. And you ARE fabulous.

  10. 13

    I love this! I think its really tough to come up with positives when we are taught to find the negatives. I am very compassionate and empathetic. If someone I care about is hurting, I hurt for them. I put myself in their place and my heart breaks for them because I feel what they feel. Working with high schoolers is tough, but being able to be compassionate and empathetic helps me relate to them on a whole different level. I think that lately the words used about myself by me have been “dumb”, “stupid”, and “idiot.” Thanks for changing my perspective on myself, even if just for a bit. :)

    • 14

      Natalie, Compassion is SUCH an important quality to have! There are so many times I know I should be more empathetic…Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful quality about yourself! Remember the good on the bad days! xoxo

  11. 15

    THese are all so true about you!

    Some more truths about you: 1. you are nurturing 2. youshow unconditional love 3. you are stunning 4. you are hilarious 5. your laugh makes me laugh harder 6. you are fun and easy to be around 7. you love with your whole heart 8. and thats just naming a few…

  12. 16

    You forgot one…you are AMAZINGLY creative!!!

  13. 17

    I do not know how I came across this, but I’ve had a rough couple of days, and I came across it and I even feel better! Wow, you are all things that I strive to become, a better person. Not being sad or taking on attitudes that surround me (at work) I am going to start putting on my happy face no matter what. I have a lot to be greatful for.

    I read your post about step parenting I have a son that has a step dad, and I honestly never have thought it would be a hard thing for my husband because he’s so good at it! BUT I imagine it is. It got me thinking about if I had step children or my kids had a step mom but whoa.

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