Friday, August 13, 2010

Own It, Work It, Love It

A few weeks ago, my dear friend Adrienzgirl ran a post called Own It...Work It...Love It.  In her post, she challenges women to list 15 things they LOVE about themselves.  Generally, as a gender, we spend a lot of time tearing ourselves down.  This exercise was intended for us to build ourselves back up.  Honestly, after the week I've had, it has done me some good to reflect on the great things about me.

So here it is, 15 Things I Love About Me!

1. I LOVE my smile.  No, I don't have perfect teeth, but I have a giant smile and a couple of dimples to go with it!

2.I LOVE that I am an animal person.  I have been my entire life.  I have been involved in animal rescue for almost 10 years and recently added a dog of my very own to my family.  She makes me happy.
She's so cute and snuggly.

3. I LOVE that I am a loyal friend.  I don't have very many close IRL girlfriends.  Actually, only 2, but I love them with all of my heart and am very sad that I don't see them almost daily like I used to.

4. I LOVE that I am close to my cousin Kate.  You know her here as Fave Cousin.  She is an amazing, brave, and wonderful woman.  I have known her all of her life, love her like crazy, am endlessly proud of her, and am proud to call her my cousin and friend.  I get to see her on Saturday (YAY!) and hope to one day tell her story.

5. I LOVE that I know lots of useless stuff.  Trivia is one of my favorite games and I'm good at it! 

6. I LOVE that simple things entertain me.  Playing cards, doing MadLibs, reading, and watching TV with loved ones are all things that could keep me endlessly entertained.

7. I LOVE sports.  I've come to learn that not a lot of women do.  I am a DIE HARD Minnesota Twins fan.  I was raised to respect the Cubbies.  I am fanatical about the New England Patriots, and have been since long before Tom Brady.  I love the Minnesota Wild.

8. I LOVE that I'm a quick learner.  If there is something I am interested in, I simply need to read a book about it or have someone show me how to do it and I can figure it out.

9. I LOVE that I have made A LOT of mistakes in my life.  A LOT!  I believe it helped me to appreciate the person I have become.  I can honestly look at myself in the mirror each day and say I like you to myself.

10. I LOVE being a mom.  I honestly never thought about having kids when I was young.  I thought maybe someday I would adopt some, but never considered kids of my own.  They make me bonkers, turn my hair grey, make me angry, and make me cry, but they are THE SINGLE GREATEST GIFT GOD HAS GIVEN ME!

11. I LOVE autumn.  It is my favorite season.  I love the way the air smells and feels.

12. I LOVE the sound of my children getting along. (Need I say more about that?)

13. I LOVE that people trust me.  I am a brutally honest person, sometimes to a fault.  I am also a great confidant and guard people's secrets closely.  They aren't mine to tell without permission.

14. I LOVE my dad.  He is a grouchy pain in the ass.  He's an impatient, stubborn, pig-headed work-a-holic that slows down for no one.  He is also thoughtful, generous, loving, and the smartest person I know.  He and I have had our issues and at one time hardly talked.  He thinks I'm sassy and often times too big for my britches, but when it matters, he has always been there for me.

15. I LOVE that I accept everyone for who they are.  That is a value I pass down to my kids.  We are all God's children.  It isn't my place to judge anyone.  One day, you will meet your maker and He will give judgement.  In the meantime, I don't have to like you, but I will treat you kindly.


Unknown said...

Love them all but that last one.. perfeection.

One with many names said...

You rock! :) It's good to find those things that are positive about yourself and your life. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

I LOVE your list :)

Danielle said...

Great idea. Great list!

Nancy C said...

I am also the trivia queen! I would love to go toe-to-toe with you!

Salt said...

I LOVE this list!

I totally agree with you on the mistakes thing. I wouldn't change any of my life for the world...every little thing that has happened has made me into the person I am today!

Babes Mami said...

I love your list!

Shell said...

love your last line!

adrienzgirl said...

Soul sister! I LOVE YOUR LIST!

Kate said...

I love you, too! Way to make me start the day off with a cry. Can't wait to see you!!!

Ed said...

Good list.

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