So the challenge for today is to answer the following:
- What do you especially like about yourself?
- What would you change if you could?
Let’s start on the positive…
What I like about myself.
I like that I am 62 years old and can still rock weird glasses, tattoos, dreadlocks, and Dr. Martens. I like that I don’t do it to be young or trendy, I do it because it is who I am.
I like that I wear 13 silver bracelets on one arm EVERYDAY, and a silver cuff given to me by a Long Neck Karen girl named Moo-chi on the other. I like the fact that I really hate gold and diamonds, but I love silver and semi-precious stones. Which means I like that I am not pretentious. Not that everyone who likes diamonds and gold would be. But if I said I did, I would be lying.
I like that I really don’t know anyone like me. I am an endangered species, a one of a kind. A precious treasure.
I like that when I truly, and I do mean truly, set out to do something, I do it. Law of attraction, stubbornness, obsessive? I don’t know which of those is the reason, but it works for me – when I TRULY work it.
I like that I just got my DNA done and I am an incredible mix of people from all over the world. The Baltic, The Mediterranean, Northern Europe, West Africa, North Africa, Great Britain, India, and the Western Semite countries. All wrapped up in one 5’1 ½” person.
I like the fact that I never want to stop learning, or teaching, that I am an incurable researcher, and student of life.
I like it that I love animals, and they love me. Sometimes, I think I like them best of all.
I like my face, my brain (not so sure about the MS part of it) and my ability to keep going when I know I could have, and maybe should have stopped long ago.
I like my continual search for spiritual self-awareness. I like that it defines a large part of who I am. And I like knowing that I was probably meant to be a nun or some type of monastic…even though my marriage record belies that fact!
I like that when I go to the D’Orsay Museum in Paris, I can stand in front of a Van Gogh and unashamedly cry real tears.
I like my temperament, not my temper, which I must say has mellowed with age to almost non-existent…
Except when someone cuts me off in traffic
I like that I have been blessed enough to have such a wonderful supportive family, who I feel love from everyday.
And, I really truly like knowing that I have so many things to list in the like column. There were times in my life when the LIKE list would have been a couple of sentences.
NOW, for the “What would you change?”
Okay… first of all I would get rid of this nasty little thing called ADD. I have the dreamy non-hyperactive kind. The kind that makes me less organized that I would like. (Oh, who am I kidding? A desk with more than two papers on it throws me into a panic!)
I would have a place for everything and everything in its place. (I do try, I really, really do!)
I would not procrastinate. Or have twenty projects going at the same time.
I would be a whiz at self-promotion.
I would know how to sing without gathering all the dogs to my front door!
I would be more thoughtful of other people.
Less focused on pain.
More forgiving over long gone hurts.
More in touch with my heart chakra.
I would work harder.
I would keep my mind on the infinite power of creation, and I would give thanks everyday without fail.
There you have it. My two lists.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN !
I don’t like feeling all alone out here!!