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Tell me 3 good things about you...

Let's make this a regular thing.

There's a constant stream of doubt and insecurity going on in my head; that's not all that's there, but there is a monologue of constant questions:

Will this make me look stupid? Did I just sound overbearing? Does this outfit make me look fat? Did I just sound like as big of a dork as I think I did? If I do that does that mean I'm a loser? Is it selfish to do this? Am I being inconsiderate doing that? Did I make myself clear? Or did I mess it up?

Depending on the kind of day I am having, depends on how loud the stream babbles. In talking to a lot of other women, I find a lot of us go through the same thing. But I saw something on Pinterest the other day, a quote from a local pastor (Steve Furtick) that said, "The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel."

We are all beautiful, we are all damaged. But we have to acknowledge the beauty as much as we give voice to the damaged.

I'm taking a chance here. The stream says, "Nobody wants to do this. This is stupid. You are stupid. If you always start, you'll look egotistical."

I'll start anyway:

1. I have good instincts (when I trust them).
2. I am helpful.
3. I am strong

Now, please, tell me 3 good things about you.

Comments

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aflaminghalo
Aug. 14th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
I'm strong.
I have good hair.
I'm pretty good at doing things my own way and taking my own bumps for it rather than doing what I'm expected to do.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 12:48 am (UTC)
I'm pretty good at doing things my own way and taking my own bumps for it rather than doing what I'm expected to do.

I wish I was more like that; I have great admiration for anyone who has that quality.

You did not mention how creative you are or now talented.

cincoflex
Aug. 14th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
1. I like helping people.
2. I'm broad-minded, which is definitely a blessing.
3. I'm braver than I realize sometimes.
aflaminghalo
Aug. 14th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
You forgot being an amazing writer...
cincoflex
Aug. 14th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I agree; Ming IS amazing. I love her romances best.
aflaminghalo
Aug. 14th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
You're BOTH amazing writers.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 12:51 am (UTC)
You are amazingly generous with comfort, care, feedback, friendship and love. The world is so much richer and brighter because of you. We are lucky to have you among us.
octobre09
Aug. 14th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
I am creative.
I am a decent cook.
I am a good listener.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 12:55 am (UTC)
You are also beautiful, endlessly creative and an amazing mother.
wintergreen126
Aug. 14th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
1. I'm practical.
2. I'm hardworking.
3. I'm polite.

This is harder than it looks. I was so tempted to qualify each of them with a "but..."

I hope all is well with you!
smacky30
Aug. 15th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
It is hard. It would be so easy to put a qualifier in there. But I think these are great.



Edited at 2012-08-15 12:21 am (UTC)
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
You are also scary smart and warm and funny and a 1,000 other things that make us all fortunate to know you.

I am well, but a little boring. I have been really glad to "see" you around now. Glad you are doing okay and doing well in law school.
dawning_star
Aug. 14th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
I am sober.
I am loving - and blessed with the love of many.
I have a great sense of humor.

I also think the world of you. *hugs*
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:07 am (UTC)
I am so proud of you. *HUGS*

You are amazing and you blossom and grow everyday. You are talented and funny and a blessing to everyone who knows you.
smacky30
Aug. 15th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
I'm having a hard time today. It's been kind of crazy and my mind is spinning...

I am...

kind
determined
funny
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
You are also sassy and smart and talented. You have one of the most generous hearts I have ever known. You give so much of yourself to your family and the people around you.

I love you.
anamin
Aug. 15th, 2012 12:47 am (UTC)
About me? Hmm.

1. I take great joy in making others laugh.
2. I have a vast knowlege of movies/tv/actors that makes my brother call me human MovieDataBase (vs. iMDB) and calls on me often for that knowledge.
3.I have a good work ethic.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
The gift of laughter is one of the greatest in the world.

You are also strong; for all the times you've been discouraged and wanted to quit, you never have and that makes you strong.
anamin
Aug. 18th, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. There are many days I don't think that I am. I really appreciate the observation. In my opinion, I think that you are the strongest of all. Especially with that whole work SNAFU from awhile back. And I'm not a mother, but I can surely guessed based on watching my own that you MUST be strong. Wonder Woman, really that's what you are. :)
losingntrnslatn
Aug. 15th, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)
I get a lot of crap DONE!
I am finally learning to let go and it feels great.
I will always find the humor in a situation.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
You are also one of the strongest people I've ever known. You are beyond talented in so many areas. You are an angel of mercy with no-nonsense wings. You are the personification of Love=Action.

You are amazing.
wojelah
Aug. 15th, 2012 03:57 pm (UTC)
1. I am good at making a house feel like home.
2. I am a good cook.
3. I am generous.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
You are also so freaking talented it is scary, not to mention how incredibly smart you are. You are generous with your and with your talents. You are a gift to everyone who knows you.
innerslytherin
Aug. 15th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC)
I like this!

1. I am very enthusiastic about the things I love.
2. I'm good at helping others be organized.
3. I can write fast.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:45 am (UTC)
You are also talented and creative, devout and a most excellent cat Mommy.
zamboni12
Aug. 16th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
This is a wonderful idea!

1. I am optimistic.
2. I am a very communicative and social person.
3. I believe in the good in people.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:57 am (UTC)
You are the very epitome of the good in people. You also have one of the best qualities any human being could have...you've taken responsibility for your life, saw that you were unhappy and unfulfilled and you are working to change it. That makes you amazing.
snowydragon1776
Aug. 16th, 2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
I like this although I agree with wintergreen126 that this was hard.

1. I'm organized.
2. I'm hardworking.
3. I'm a dreamer.
mingsmommy
Aug. 18th, 2012 01:59 am (UTC)
You are also incredibly generous, unbelievably well read and AMAZINGLY smart.
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