When my dear friend Ciao Mom emailed around asking people if they would like to be involved in a blog link about the things they like about themselves, I jumped on the chance. It’s not that I am an egoist, in fact like many women I am far from it. I tend to pick on myself a tad too much. Why didn’t I go to the gym? Why did I waste an hour on Twitter? Why am I so obssesed with blogging and social media and not just happy with being a mom?
I don’t know when this habit started but I do know it’s something I don’t want to pass onto my daughters. I do try to tell them all the positive things about themselves, but I also know that they learn from example. If I start being more positive about myself than I feel like I will project that attitude towards them. It’s for them, but also a gift to myself. Life is rosier with a positive attitude and it’s easier to have one when I feel good about myself.
So here are the things I like about me. I hope you will comment with your own things you like about you. Or better yet, write your own post and link back to Ciao Mom’s and read some of the other amazing posts.
What I like about me… I like that I can be goofy and serious both. That though I am not always the best mom, I tell my girls that I love them everyday, multiple times a day. I like that I a loyal friend and try to make my friends’ lives happier with little surprises and words of support. I like that I always stand behind my husband on the big things.
I like the little dipper of freckles on my arm and the deep brown of my eyes. And though my stomach may have seen better days, I like that my body was strong enough to carry twins all the way to 39 weeks. I like that I am still not afraid to wear what I like and I like my confidence that my quirky fashion choices look good.
I like the place i am in in life: a house I love, a career that I enjoy, and a family who feels like home.