I have this strange habit of always pointing out the negatives in myself. I was having one of those days—the type of day where a dark cloud followed my every step. By self-destructive thought #3, I gave myself a proverbial kick in the ass. What was I doing? Can I for once point out the positives? What’s the purpose of a self-love journey if it reeks of self-hate? So, I came up with the top 5 things that I love about myself in order to steer myself in the right direction.
I am open-minded.
I am very receptive to different opinions and ideas. People tend to tell me things that they’re not comfortable telling others. They say it is because there is no pretense with me and that I am non-judgmental. I also do not judge others because I am nowhere near perfect.
I am a sweet person.
This is the one thing that people compliment me on the most and I have to concur. I like to treat others the way I would like to be treated—even if it pains me. Of course there are times when I am not so sweet but that is usually to myself and that is something that I definitely need to work on.
I have a great sense of humor.
I am quite a witty chica. I like to laugh and I like to make other people laugh even more. Whoever said that laughter was the best medicine was correct.
I am a good writer.
I am not trying to toot my horn but “toot, toot”. I have been writing since a pre-teen. I always found comfort in reading, writing and experiencing words. It is honestly the only thing that I think I feel that I am good at doing. I know that sounds a little dismal (not all of us can be the jack of all trades) but hey, it is what it is.
I have a big heart.
Even after being hurt time and time again, my heart—although bruised—finds the strength to love and forgive. I am a big ole softy on the inside. I bet if you cut me open, warm goo, glitter and teddy bears will come rushing out.
So there you have it. These are the top 5 things that I love about myself. I wanted to go beyond the physical and tap inside of myself and dig deeper. In time, this list will grow.
What are some things that you love about yourself?