Friday, 10 December 2010

Day 3 - 30 Days of Truth

Oh the pain of having to think of something positive about myself. Could you hear the gnashing of teeth and the howling from your place? I even resorted to asking my friend what she thought I should love about myself.

She was very complimentary but that could be due to the fact that I am driving her to the airport next week...

So without anymore second guessing and doubt and with only a slight tinge of embarrassment...
Day 3: What do you love about yourself?

People trust me. I have a way with people that makes them feel secure and safe. My classroom was always a haven for children when I taught. I encouraged it by having "confession books" that were never marked or commented on by adults but they knew they could bring it to me if they wanted me to know something very personal. It helped a few through divorce and sibling rivalry.

Little kids are drawn to me. They come for cuddles even if I don't know them very well, if at all. Adults share things with me even if we don't know each other well. I am working on being a better listener, at the moment I think I offer too much advice :).

I have been told that my home always has a happy, safe vibe. It feels like home to others. I love that! I want my home to be a home-away-from-home for others, especially Kian's friends as he gets older. 

Well, not the best post I've done but it's very hard to be positive about myself, it's too easy to see the negative. But small steps is what it's going to take.

Your turn, what do you love about yourself? And Kate - no getting out of it - what do you have to forgive yourself for?


  1. There are plenty of things to love about you!!! xx

  2. it only had the tiniest bit to do with the fact your taking me to the airport! haha JK I meant it all without any conditions!
    As for something I need to forgive myself for.....I REALLYYY can't think of anything. So will have to skip ahead to the next day. Sorry!


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