Thursday, February 26, 2009

Monday Morning Musings: What I Like About Me


Muse Upon This:

What I like about me...


I wish I could say I thought of this gem...it is so simple and absolutely brilliant. It comes from Melissa over at “Operation Nice”. (You can read what she wrote about herself here.)

Here is your assignment: Comment below (or your own blog and link it to ours) what you like about yourself. Let us know! And you can read what I wrote about myself in my comments...

10 comments:

Laura said...

So, one thing I found fascinating about this list is just how may things off of it were things I used to NOT like about myself. Hmmmm...

• I like my hair. I have very curly hair and it took me years not to be jealous of my sister who has dependable, straight hair. I finally found a stylist who could teach me how to enhance the curls not be overwhelmed by them!
• I like my feet (luckily since I am barefoot a lot in front of people!)
• I like my gregarious nature. Another thing I learned to like. My giggles and loudness was something that used to embarrass me.
• I like my eyes. Have always liked these. They are deep brown.
• I like my smile. This “like” took braces to shift. There was definitely an awkward time for my smile...
• I like how I teach...this one took me awhile, too. I used to teach the way I thought my students wanted me to. Now I can listen to my heart and let it come from there.

Sas said...

Hi Laura,

I missed Monday Morning Musings this week and came here right after reading this on Daily Om (Thurs).

http://www.dailyom.com/articles/2009/17408.htm

Sounds like I have two messages IN A ROW that are telling me to take a closer look!

And actually, I have tried to make a list on my blog too, but couldn't seem to get the words out. So, I will do this exercise soon and see what comes up!

THANKS for the idea!!

Tamlin said...

For me, I don't think that it is so much things that I used to NOT like about myself but things that I was oblivious or took for granted.

* My willingness and enthusiasm for trying new things from food to yoga poses to hobbies.

* My hair color (red) - provided, I used to get teased about it as a kid but didn't really understand what the big deal was either way.

* I like that I have a deep thirst for learning/knowledge.

* I like my geekiness (go...go...gadget girl!). I love technology, gadgets, computers etc.

* I like my sense of humor - sarcastic and dry.

Carol said...

Well, it took some time but here's what I like about me:
*I like the way I can help people through yoga.
*I like that I am compassionate by nature.
*I like being from a large family (9 kids!).
*I like that I look much younger than my 52 years....keeps them guessing!
*I like that I "feel" much younger than my 52 years!
*I like that I can be silly and not feel silly about being silly.
*I like that I feel I am (mostly) a good person.

Carol

Beth said...

I like my blue eyes

I like my thick hair (I would like it more if it was still brown!)

I like the physical strength I have

I like the ability I have to care about others

I like the ability I have to see and appreciate the beauty in nature

I like my humility (which is making it very difficult to share these thoughts with others!)

MuseKaren said...

I looked at this last night and - wow - didn't know what to write. I think as a society we are so into what we *don't* like about ourselves that we rarely focus on what we do like! So - here it goes - I love my feet! Took me many, many years to say that. I like my straight hair. I like that I love to learn and love to travel. And, like Beth, my appreciation of beauty in nature - and really beauty in all things.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of this list. Here goes.
I love my feet especially after a pedicure. I love my eyes and long eye lashes. I love my laugh, loud and full bodied. I love my ability to help others. i love my ability to create lovely jewelry. I love that I can move past and vanquish fear so that I can experience what I want and need to experience in this life. I love that I have learned to be open to help.

I think I will make a long list tonight. Thanks for getting me started. -- Tracy

Marya said...

Well, well, well. Where do I begin?
I love my belly, stretch marks and all. It is in no way what modern society deems "perfect" which is probably why I like it so much. That and it helped me in forming 3 amazing kids.
I love my problem solving skills. I fancy myself as kind of like MacGuyver.
I love the way my body moves (and feels) when I dance.
I love my goofiness. Which thanks to a few special people I now have a little more of.
I love my honesty. It took years to find and I'm still honing it. Life is so much easier when you can live without lies.
I love my backside (just had to throw that one in there)

Sas said...

I did the assignment. I just cannot stop loving myself right now!

http://playdaze2home.blogspot.com/2009/03/sas-likes-wheat-more.html

Inspiration is so completely nifty!!!

Heather RYT 500 said...

When I first read this I resonated so well with Karen's perspective. The ironic thing is that Im so not humble by any stretch of the nature which makes it odd that I had troubles with defining what I liked about myself (My nickname on one of my swim teams was "Humble Heather"...something that makes one go hmmmm). At any rate here it goes:

I like the fact that I toot my own horn. If no one else is listening at least I am. And I hear myself loud and clear

I like my showmanship

I like my ability to inspire and coach people the way I do.

I like the fact that I listen well and empathize with people very well.

I like the fact that I can handle confrontation and am able to put myself out there to help solve a problem knowing that certain risks may include confrontation.

I like my health

I like my skin. I should, I specialize in it.

I like the fact that I look young for my age.

I like my overall physique. I like the fact that athletically Im fairly a natural at most things if not all things I try.

Most importantly, I love the fact that I can make people laugh on a dime if I want to.