Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Like Me

On the heels of my very insecure post, now I must have a secure post. I am not a fragile feather blowing through life hoping people will like me. I am not wishy-washy. I hope that isn't how I came across. I could go on and on describing those few that make me crazy-but I'm not going to. Let's just say most of them are not a part of my 'real life'. We rub elbows infrequently.

Today, I will tell you ten things I like about me:
  1. I am not perfect and I don't pretend to be. I am very honest about my past and my present struggles if it will help someone else.
  2. I will probably not ever win a 'mother-of-the-year' contest. However, I am breaking a pattern of generational sin with my kids. I love them and I have devoted my life to them. They are not out there trying to figure out life on their own. I am committed to them and their father. I love them all and it doesn't depend on their behavior (most days).
  3. I don't have high expectations of people. It doesn't rock my world if I find out someone talked bad about me or someone else. I've done it; you've done it; we all do it every once in a while. I have a full-time job keeping what comes out of my mouth wholesome. I don't really have time to monitor what comes out of everyone else's mouth.
  4. You could call me at 2 AM if you needed help. I can't say I would have the cheeriest disposition about it, but I would try to help you in any way I could. If this became a habit, I would set some serious boundaries with you but still try to help you.
  5. I am not OCD. I joke that I would like to be-but really I don't want to be. I value people over cleanliness and cleaning up after having company is something I truly enjoy. I savor the fellowship we had while I tidy up.
  6. I love a spontaneous visit-you coming to my house or me coming to yours. I LOVE them. I have very few people in my life that I can do this with because my husband firmly believes it is the rudest behavior ever. (Us spontaneously visiting, not being visited by others.)
  7. I love my pets. For me that means they must live among us-in our house. I secretly feel sorry for you and your pets if you think animals should only live outside. There is nothing better than being wrapped up in a blanket, reading a good book, having a dog on your feet and a kitty curled up in your lap.
  8. I love public speaking. I love speaking to a big group. I am way better at writing and public speaking than I am at small group conversations unless it is a small group of close friends.
  9. While I secretly wish I had a best friend, I KNOW I am not best friend material anymore. My husband is the only best friend I can handle. That doesn't keep me from having lots of very close friends in the same boat.
  10. I am brutally honest. I say brutally because at times I am brutal about it and expecting it from others. It is a blessing and a curse. (Thanks to Monk for that lovely saying.)

So there are just a sampling of things I like about me. ( : Oh, oh and I'm funny!! Mostly in a smart alec way, but still funny. PLUS, I LOVE to laugh.

1 comment:

ryanandlesli said...

I *love* all of them!! I especially love #1 and #10, mostly because that's how I am. Sometimes misunderstood because of it, but thankful that there is no mask of fakeness about me! Love you!