Friday, November 12, 2010

I love...me!

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Happy Friday! I thought today would be a great day for a little positivity and self-love. So often in the blogging world we make lists; lists of things we find beautiful, inspiring photographs, other blogs we admire. It isn't quite as common to think about what we appreciate about ourselves. Some days it can be a little harder than others to look at yourself and say, "hey, I love you, I love this, I love that!" but it's always great to find even one thing you really adore, from the large and broad (I really like that I am kind to everyone around me), to the small and particular (I love the freckles sprinkled across my nose).

So, in the comments, go ahead and list one thing you love about YOURSELF! Feel free to post as yourself, or anonymously. And if your initial reaction is that this is a silly, cheesy, maybe awkward thing to do, just do it anyway. I promise, it's good for your soul to experience some good, old-fashioned self-appreciation. I'll start:

I really love that I have a lot of drive to get things done, whether it be fitness or just a regular old to-do list. I love my motivation in life.

Now, it's your turn. I can't wait to scroll through a list of amazing traits we all love about ourselves. Talk about uplifting!

Have a wonderful weekend!

67 comments:

  1. I love that I have so many goals and dreams, it helps keep me motivated and encourages me to always try new things!

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  2. I love that I care. So much. About my husband, my family, my friends. Even my super cute little dog!
    It really means the world to me that they are happy.

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  3. I love my long eyelashes, because I never have to wear mascara! and I love my love for animals. I hope, one day, to run a private shelter or have a farm and a huge menagerie of dogs and horses and cats and birds. <3

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  4. I love my legs;) And my empathy. If someone in my environment has problems, I often try to solve them with that person. Same with my family and friends. I care for them. They are my life <3

    xo, Mel

    http://mel-lifesalabyrinth.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that I am strong. I am balancing a lot in my life right now, more that I even have, and although it gets hard to put up with everything I have goals I am determined to achieve, and i'm strong enough to make it:)

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  6. I love my overwhelming capacity to love others. I love my husband and family more than I can express. And I always have room in my heart for a new friend.

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  7. I love that I can pull myself out of a funk. No matter how bad it gets or how stuck in their I feel, I can always get myself out of the depression or whatever it may be.

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  8. I love that I know supporting people is more about being kind than about being right; my way of doings things might not be the best way for everybody else; they have to take their own risks.

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  9. Thank you for this. It is hard but I'm going to think of something here soon... I love my curiosity.

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  10. I love that I love kids, my kids and everyone else's kids.

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  11. I love my ability to look behind the obvious negative side of people or things that are happening. I want to find an explanation for the behaviour of that particular person or the reason why that thing is happening.

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  12. i love that i have a lot of goals and dreams.
    and i love how compassionate i am.
    :)

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  13. I love your positivity. I swear since i started reading your blog (when you first started it may i add!) i have been bringing that positivity into my life and it truly made a difference.

    I am by no means perfect but what i love about myself is that i overcame my anxieties by taking control over myself, i love that i am a good cook, i love that i am a wonderful wife, i love that i am great with kids, i love that i am really friendly and will start conversations with just about anyone.

    Thank you for this. It was a good way to start a Friday.

    I check the blog all the time for Henry updates. My best friend is due this Sunday and i have been keeping tabs on both of you. Wishing you a healthy and speedy delivery!

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  14. I love that I am artistic. I love to draw, paint, sculpt and sew. I can't picture my life without art in it.

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  15. I love that I am a good mom. I've learned from the best and I hope to just get better as he gets older. :) I can't wait to see this little man grow and grow and learn. He's a year old and so smart. :)

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  16. love this!

    hm... i like that i can write. i have never felt like a great student but i do like to write and i'm decent at it!

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  17. How uplifting! Thank you so much for sharing this today...perfect timing! My friend and I were just talking about this yesterday. You have to love your body before you can really take care of it. It's hard sometimes to love myself just the way I am. Right now though, I'm loving my height! 5'11" I also love my frame and proportion.

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  18. I love that I am a compassionate person. :)

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  19. I just have to say that your posts are always so inspiring and heart warming! I love that I am a sweet and affectionate person. I love that people feel like they can talk to me so openly and I love the fact that they always tell me that they feel they can tell me anything.

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  20. You're right, this is an awkward exercise-but important! I love my ability to "stick it out." I don't quit things; instead, I deal with a negative job/obligation etc. to the best of my ability, and trust that something better will come if I just keep on keepin' on. So far, it always has!

    XO
    Carly

    All this is Grace and Charm
    http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

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  21. Such a great idea!

    I love that I spend 40 hours a week helping kids learn, and I love that I have taken time lately to develop my independence and hobbies and interests and become the woman that I have always wanted to be : )

    Happy Friday, Sometimes Sweet readers!

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  22. I love that I'm a very nice, loving and funny mother for my 3 gorgeous girls.

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  23. I love that I'm super analytical, but moreso I love my compassion and empathy. Sometimes it hurts, but it's worth it. :)

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  24. Love this Danielle! I was feeling pretty low in the dumps, I cut my finger pretty badly last night! I have stitches and a splint on my finger and I'll be out of work for a while... But thinking about it now, at least I'll have time to blog! :)

    I love my big heart. I love quickly, and hard. I feel for people and if they hurt, I feel it. If they're happy, it makes me happy. I'm always trying to make people smile. I love my sense of humor. I love that I have something I'm passionate about and that I'm really good at (baking). I love my eyelashes & eyebrows! :D I more so love that I love me.


    I love this post Danielle! Great Idea!!!

    Oh, P.S. I also love that in January I'm adopting a little girl, and I will be her Momma! :) I haven't really told anyone yet,you're the first, you lucky gal;)

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  25. This honestly took me a minute because I know I have so many flaws. But I finally came up with I like that I go out of my way for others. Just little things that make the people I care about smile.

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  26. I really love that I have great understanding when it comes to people and why they do things

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  27. This is a really hard thing.. but it forced me to think. I have very low self worth so it helps a bit to have to think about it..

    I love my ability to be myself.. no matter if I don't like things about myself I always stick to who I am.

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  28. I love that after i graduate i will be helping little kids find the love in education i never had. I also love how caring i am about other people and i would never do anything intentionally to hurt someone

    you are so wonderfully positive and everyday you update i feel like i become a better person from all the upbeat things you post. thank you for being so awesome!

    xo
    Christine

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  29. first, i love Bridgette's PS! Congratulations from a stranger!

    then, what i love about myself is that even when i feel like i can't, i dig my heels in and see things through that are difficult. i'm not a quitter, and i love that about myself.

    what a great thing to give ladies a place where they get to say freely what they love about themselves. thanks, danielle!

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  30. I actually wrote a whole entry on this as part of the "30 Days of Truth" blog experiment thingum! http://sonjaengdahl.com/blog/?p=1938

    In short: I'm kind and I totally love that. I love that I do my best to make other people happy and that I work at being more and more compassionate every day.

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  31. This is such a cute idea! :)

    I really love that I'm getting brave and learning to trust myself much more than I have before.

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  32. I love that I'm a bleeding heart-type, compassionate person, that I am curious and a creative thinker, that I am a storyteller by nature, and that I am ALMOST ready and brave enough to introduce my own voice into the blogosphere. And when I do, I will let you know. :) Your blog, as well as the blogs of several other fabulous ladies, have offered endless inspiration to me. Thank you!!

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  33. thank you for this Danielle, I appreciate your positive thinking and your positive vibes, it makes me realize I dont do it enough :)
    i love my new found motivation

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  34. I love my enthusiasm. I got excited about stuff and my cheerful enthusiasm is not only fun for me but I think brings happiness to those around me and that's what it's one of the things I love most about myself! :-)

    http://rubyalison.blogspot.com/

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  35. Thanks for thinking of this! I love that I'm funny, and good at changing plans and making things work with short notice.

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  36. i love that i consciously create a positive world wherever i go. i never use to be an optimist but once i realized perspective is a choice it's become easier and easier to see the better side of everything. it's made me more understanding, more compassionate, more sympathetic and way less judgmental. and i LOVE all of those things about myself!

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  37. once i make a decision, i stick to it. I rarely have regrets. :)

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  38. I love that I naturally get excited to see people that I love. My friend told me one time, "People like that." haha. I just want those ones I love to constantly feel as special as I think they are.

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  39. I love that I can have the confidence to try something new or challenging for me--even when it is a bit scary!

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  40. I love my sense of humor, I love my ability to be the bestest of friends and I LOVE my servants heart! Whew, that feels good thank you Danielle.

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  41. I love my nose. After years of planning my nose job because I thought it was long and fat and ugly I realized that it's my dad's nose and I will always want that reminder where I can see it everyday.

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  42. I love that I can find the humor in most situations and can laugh at myself.

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  43. I love that I finally realized it is never too late to switch courses in life and I love my bravery through it all.

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  44. I love my ability to always make people laugh. There is nothing better than putting a smile on someone's face. =]

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  45. I love that I am in love, I love my butty (even though it makes it difficult to buy jeans, and I love that I am a good listener have the trust of my friends to turn to when in need.

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  46. I love my empathy and strong emotions!!! yes, it can be a burden at times, but it is so worth it and I am proud to be an empath!! :)

    I also love that picture! I think it is from the Bell Jar, do you know if that is correct?

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  47. I love that I am always so accepting to anyone I meet. I love my cheekbones & the life that I am living.

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  48. my singing voice!
    And that I am a good friend to others.

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  49. I love that I'm a really hard worker and that I don't use people to get what I want- I work with them so we can both get there together.

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  50. I love that I have a big heart even though it makes me vulnerable.

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  51. What a lovely idea! :)

    I love the passion i have for things i believe in. Ive been complimented on it a few times before, and it makes me smile :)

    - Krystal xo

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  52. i love this! and i love that so many people have jumped on board for a little self love here! it warms my therapist's heart!

    one thing i love about myself is my awesome, humongous, super-model-in-the-jungle hair! it's big and wonderful and i'm so thankful for it.

    thanks for helping us end the week on a positive note! :)

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  53. I love that I am good at healing people when they need it.
    I also love that I will one day be able to take that gift and make a living out of it.

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  54. i love my determination to do what i want to do in life, no matter how silly or outrageous it may seem to others.
    xoxo nicole

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  55. I love that I am a precious child of God. It gives me an ineffable peace and comfort, a security firmly rooted in an immutable, loving God, leading me to love others just as much as I love myself. I truly love this about myself.

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  56. I love that I can wake and smile no matter how sleepy I might be.

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  57. i love that i am compassionate. i really care about people and try my best to not judge others. i always try to be there for others in times of need because no one should have to go through tough times alone.

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  58. I love that I'm a good friend to others. I love that I'm tall. I love that I follow my dreams everyday.

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  59. You are such a gem, this is such an important and amazing post!

    I love my patience. I am slow to anger, and quick to forgive!

    x

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  60. I love that I am independant. I love spending time alone and being able to do things on my own.

    Of course I love being around my friends too!

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  61. I love my sense of commitment... and my eyes!

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  62. I love that I'm compassionate and that I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic (though sometimes it gets me down). I also love that I love working out and being healthy, it changed my life.

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  63. I love how i smile and i love that i smile a lot.
    Smiling and laughing makes me happy! To start a day with a smile really makes it worth living! :)

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  64. i love that i have been so strong through everything that i've been through my whole life. i was strong enough at 19 to move out this year and make a life for myself and finally having my own beautiful apartment :)

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  65. I love that I like to try different new things in life from sports to jobs to spirituality.

    I love that I like to make a difference in someone's life without feeling pressured.

    I love the fact that I'm still in the process of knowing my true self and i am ok with that.

    I love that i am outgoing and won't give up in any situations.

    I also love my smile :)

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  66. I love this post! I wrote out a whole blog post for my list! I think it's really important to look at what we like about ourselves more often, I hope I can help spread the word! :)
    Here's my post: http://likeabirdblog.com/2010/11/loving-me/http:/

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