A few weeks ago I came across a blog post from Everygoodthing about 'what do you love about yourself?I absolutely loved the idea and sent an email around asking fellow bloggers the same question. I have had an amazing response from ladies wanting to share the thing they love most about themselves. I really wanted this to be an encouraging and uplifting post because its so easy to point out our own weaknesses and forget that we all have strengths that we need to embrace and be proud of.
I love my capacity for empathy. It makes me better at my job, a better mother and a better wife. It has helped me in my goal to live a more emotionally centered life as I can put myself in someone else's shoes before reacting.
I love ... my heart. Not only does it keep the rest of me going but it’s capable of so much love. And it’s resilient. Pretty damn resilient actually because it’s been bumped, bruised, dented and broken more times than I care to admit and yet it’s still there, ticking away.
I love that I am compassionate, can care for 3 with disabilities and want to show compassion on a larger scale through a Youth Project called HollyStick Farm.Youth Project
I don’t give up. I follow things through and stick to my word. I believe if you start something, you have to give it 100%.
I absolutely love my body. I love that it has grown and birthed 2 beautiful, healthy children and provided them with nutrients essential to their development. I love it with all of its stretch marks and saggy bits. And I love that my daughter knows that I love it.
The thing I love the most about myself is my ability to learn from, and become a kinder person through life's highs and lows. When my husband took his own life in 2012 my sister gave me the best compliment I have ever received, she said 'if anyone thought this was going to break you, they don't know you very well.' I take what life throws at me and use it to become a better person, partner, friend and mum.
I love that I have an incredible desire to always seek more from life. It may sound like I am ungrateful with the life I have, but that is not true at all. I love the way my life is unfolding and all of the exciting things I get to experience. You see, I am unable to say ‘no’. I am a ‘yes woman’, which can often be detrimental (sometimes I can be walked all over), but for the most part, it has led to many amazing things. Always being up for a new challenge or new experience has led me to do some pretty amazing things in my life thus far, and I am so proud for not being scared to take those leaps.
I love how amazing my body is. It's not perfect but has done some pretty awesome things, my favourite being that it's produced and nourished my two beautiful boys.
I love my ability to daydream. While sometimes it can be a real issue when I get distracted, it's these daydreams that I discover great ideas and concepts that I'd never be able to come up with if I tried.
I love that I always stand up for my beliefs. I think when you can speak your mind and not worry what other people think of you, you’ve achieved true freedom.It’s an honour to be included in a group of such amazing, inspiring women!
Now for mine:
I love my strength and persistence. if it wasn't for these two traits of mine I probably wouldn't have moved so far away from home and had some great adventures for a year.
I love that I have an ability to read peoples moods really easily.
A lot of the time I can see the bigger picture and I love that I can keep a positive mind on the present (if they are rough) because of it.
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