November 3, 2008

I Love Me List

Melissa at Operation Nice gave us an assignment to make a Love List containing all the things we love about ourselves. So here goes...

I love that I can sing. Family campfires, singing with the radio, or actually performing - it's all great and I love that I can do it. I love that I can get up in front of a group of people and present something. I'm not usually nervous either, as long as I know what I'm talking about. I love my middle name - Eliza. I used to hate it when I was little, and I have no idea why. It's so pretty. I love that I tan easily. I still wear lots of sunscreen, and I'm pretty pale year-round now that I live in New England, but when I do venture out into the sun, I end up with some nice color. I love that I am very focused on keeping in touch with my friends and family - I can always do better, but I think I'm a pretty good friend and sister and daughter. I also love that I'm a good mom. There was a time when I couldn't imagine having kids, and now I can't imagine not being a mom. It is all coming so naturally to me. I love my body - it's not perfect, but it's perfectly me. I can (and do!) eat ice cream every day, and I'm still pretty petite. And I'm strong enough to carry my son, my laptop case, two lunch bags, a nap sack, and my purse - all while locking the front door!

I'm sure I could come up with more if I spent more time on this, but I think it has served its purpose. I am now happier than ever to be me!

What are the things you love about being you?

7 comments:

  1. Lovely idea ... I love that I write! Love living in New England, with such easy access to many great places. Love that I keep music in my life, and love that I walk often. I could go on and on, thanks for giving me something nice to think about today!

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  2. I loved reading your love list Mary! If you get a chance you can see mine at http://godzchyld.blogspot.com/2008/11/love-list-3.html


    Have An Awesome Day!!

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  3. So wonderful! Eliza is a beautiful (middle) name, I'm glad you love it now! :)

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  4. Awesome that you can sing and people don't cover their ears when you do (as they do me). What is your favorite ice cream? I wish I could eat it every night.
    I am going to have to make my love list. It will be a great reminder.
    I think you are doing pretty well on your list...keep up the great progress.

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  5. Oh too many favorite flavors to name just one. My favorite as a kid was strawberry, and I still love it on a hot summer's day. I love coffee/mocha chip, mint chocolate chip. One of my very favorites that I don't have often is called purple cow (black raspberry with white and dark chocolate chunks and blueberries) - mmmmmmmmm!

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  6. What a great idea...many of us never take the time to stop and think about these things. It would be fun to do with kids too.

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  7. Pretty petite? Pulease! You are teeny tiny, but yes, tres fuerte! Good for you for taking the time to reflect on what you love about you. Maybe I´ll give it a shot... And yes, I can vouch that you are a GREAT sister!

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