Aug 17, 2009

tell me what you like about yourself

I have been watching Nip/Tuck. If you've never seen it, it is a bizarre drama about two plastic surgeons and their crazy personal and professional mishaps. When they meet a client for a consult, they always begin with, "Tell me what you don't like about yourself." This prompts the client to expose their insecurities. It is an effective tool for them to diagnose what is "broken" with a patient, and accordingly "fix" them with new boobs, noses, facelifts, or what have you. The irony is, the deeper the answer to the question runs, the less effective the plastic surgery is at solving said problem.

Today on a whim while running out the door to pick up my kids from practice, I typed into my Facebook status, "Tell me what you like about yourself."

After only three hours, there are 25 responses. And they are pretty incredible. It was so fascinating to watch it unfold. To see people courageous enough to stand up and recognize their own amazingness - well, it's not something I get to experience everyday. I am surrounded by strong, beautiful, loving, hard-working, spiritually fulfilling people, and I am blessed to have been enveloped in their positivity today.

Here is what they have to say about themselves:

  • I'm a pretty good cook, and master of my grill.
  • nothing at the moment :( [note from tosin - this is not true. The person who wrote this is beautiful, kind, funny, and generous. She has low self-esteem, but I still love her for all those reasons I just mentioned and more!]
  • i think i'm pretty smart and well, just pretty too
  • I think I may be smart.
  • That I'm stronger than I thought I was!
  • I never give up, and believe in my self.
  • That I am a great mom and fun and loving person.
  • I'm constantly active. Can't go more than 3 days without doing some form of exercise. Helps me keep up with my girl and keeps the hormones level. Hubby really appreciates the latter!
  • I think I am a nice person - at least I try to be. I also think I am a wonderful wife, mother and grandmama even though sometimes I wonder if they think the same!
  • That I've made it this far, and am giving my kids a better life than I had (even if I CAN'T buy Chase a quad!).
  • tenacity and perseverance.
  • I like that I didn't follow in my mother's footsteps
  • I see the big picture, and can analyze things from every angle. It makes me an effective problem solver.
  • I'm also a good problem solver. I refuse to let myself get overwhelmed or sidetracked by the little things. I always try to remember that someone's got it worse than me. Oh, and I have gorgeous blue eyes.
  • I like that I'm so "HOT" in all of the pics taken at scrapping retreats! [note from tosin: She also has a great sense of humor, and is a lot of fun!]
  • I married a good man.
  • that I have my master's degree and I can take care of myself!
  • I like my laugh~
  • I like that I care about people & like to help anyone that I can & try to look at the bright side of things.
  • I can sing wierd song in scary situations 8) nuff said haha [note from tosin: this girl is more mature than her years, is kind to her "elders", and made me laugh so hard I couldn't breathe for a whole weekend! And I don't know why on earth she thinks Take on Me by AHa could possibly be "weird"]
  • I'm different.
  • that I'm a momma, it only took 8 1/2 years.

I am surrounded by AMAZING. There is the proof. Join the movement. Please leave a comment and tell me what you LIKE about yourself.


tosin said...

I like that even though I am mostly scared and nervous inside, that I know how to put on a brave face and display courage most days.

Ralph said...

I like that I am a waitress with an MBA. I worked hard for this and will not accept a job that doesn't account for this or doesn't pay me fairly. I am worth more, have worked hard for it and will not settle for less.

agent713 said...

I am organized and proud of it.

Martha said...

I like that I"m a Martha...which to me means serving others and providing a home for my family that is filled with love, relatively clean and ready for guests (most days).

*and I like that you are a fan of Nip/Tuck...I just started watching it and I've finding it wildly entertaining!