Saturday, July 23, 2011

Things I Like About Me

Almost two weeks ago, the lovely Elena of Ciao Mom wrote a beautiful post that inspired me. She wrote about claiming what you like about yourself. If you're like me, it's too easy to focus on the things you don't like about yourself. It is easy to come up with a list of the negatives. Listing the good things is so much harder. I hear my own voice challenging what I like about myself. I hear the naysayers in my life wondering why on earth I think I'm good at anything. And that's where it would be easy to end this post and leave it in draft forever. Except. I am good at some things. There are some things I like about myself.
In no particular order:

  1. I like my voice. I don't have a thick southern accent even though I was born and raised here. I have a slight drawl but it's very neutral. I particularly like when someone gives me a microphone. I get nervous as heck in front of crowds but I love to talk on a microphone.
  2. I like that you don't have to guess how I'm feeling. You will either know because I'm kind of transparent, or if you ask me I will tell you. 
  3. I love my relationship with God. I love to talk about faith.
  4. I like my sense of humor. I absolutely love to laugh.
  5. I like my feet. True story. I make an awesome footprint in the sand, just like clip art.
Photo by Amy Hodges
         6.  I like my ability to remember completely random information. If 
              there's a trivia contest, you want me on your team. Trust me.
         7.  I love that I am completely willing to be goofy. I know that this
              sometimes leads to less than flattering photographs of me, but
              they're usually fun! 

    photo by Sarah Pinnix of Real Life Blog of me, Jenn of  Super Jenn, and Sarah
          8.  I like that I love to learn.
          9.  I like that I'm a leader. I'm not usually the one up in front. I'm the
               one behind the scenes taking care of details and making sure 
               everyone is getting what they need. I love that role and I'm good
               at it. 
          10. I love that I will talk to anyone.
          11. I like that I am an excellent baker. I make the most amazing sugar
                cookies and can bake a cake like nobody's business. 
      So I came up with eleven and that's one more than I thought I would be able to. As I was writing I kept thinking about Jesus saying "love your neighbor as yourself." It's so much easier to love others than to love ourselves but that is an important piece of that commandment. I am grateful to be reminded that I need to love myself too.
      Thank you Elena for the inspiration and for continuing this important movement. I encourage you all to check out Just.Be.Enough.

      Wednesday, July 20, 2011

      Cinderella's Castle ~ Magic Memories and You ~ Wordless Wednesday

      Magic Memories and You

      I have been out of commission for a bit. Summertime is crazy with trips and navigating kids' schedules plus the last two weeks I had to work more than usual at my out of the house job! On top of that, I am going to be moving my blog to Word Press and that has required a significant amount of behind the scenes work. Blech. So tonight, instead of being productive I have been dreaming of my next trip to Walt Disney World (whenever that might be!) I took this picture on our last trip during the Magic Memories and You show on the castle. I was skeptical but it is extremely creative and cool.

      Friday, July 8, 2011

      Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter?

      I know, it seems like it's all movies all the time around here lately. Promise there is more in store, but I couldn't resist posting this video.

      See you at the movies on the 17th!