Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday Five: I Like Myself

Singing Owl at RevGals has this Friday Five exercise in self-affirmation:

Lately I seem to be encountering many people who have a very difficult time finding anything good to say about themselves. They are able to extend grace and forgiveness's to others but find it difficult to extend that same grace to themselves.

With that in mind, let's share some healthy affirmation today! Tell us five things you like about yourself!

She's absolutely right... I do NOT do well when it comes to self-affirmation.

All I could think of was the the old SNL sketches, and this funny from ihasahotdog... (see more dog and puppy pictures here...)

So here we go...

1. I can laugh at myself. Or, as it was said in my growing up years, "Remember the 11th commandment: Thou shalt not take thyself so @#$% seriously." When I remember to laugh at myself, I don't get bent out of shape by the insanities of life.

2. I am a good mom and wife. Not perfect. Good.

3. I am smart and able to articulate things clearly, even for the non-theologically minded.

4. I am an excellent musician (piano, vocals, flute) and hold myself to high standards when I do play or perform.

5. I am not a halfway person. If I say I am going to do something, I do it. I'm a jump-in-with-both-feet, go-for-the-gusto, be-all-you-can-be type of woman. And woe be to you if you think you will stand in my way, once God has convinced me I'm supposed to do something!!

And doggone it... people like me.

Deb

6 comments:

Sue said...

Great play Deb! And I love the picture!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love your answers!

altar ego said...

Of course people like you! Lovely play, and I would love to hear you play!

ellbee said...

I've not been out visiting on the FF in a while, so this one has been fun to follow. I'm finding many kindred spirits, which is affirming in and of itself!

I can so relate to your last one. Go hard or Go home, as I used to say on the field.

Beth said...

I envy your musical gift; one day I hope to learn to play an instrument. Sigh. Only God knows when.

SingingOwl said...

Great play...loved #5! I'm glad this was a good thing for you to do today. And I loved the picture!