Monday, February 4, 2013

What You Like About Yourself


You know, I bet right this very second you could probably tell me about a dozen things you don’t like about yourself.

Whether it’s something you don’t like physically about yourself, or something about your personality that you wish you could change.

Tell me, why is it that we seem to have no reservations about noticing what we don’t like, but when it comes to seeing what we DO like about ourselves, we suddenly get self-conscious, insecure and shy about saying it - or even admitting it?

And also, why is it that we often get embarrassed and bashful whenever someone compliments us about something?

It’s like we can’t even take a compliment without wanting to push the compliment away, by telling the person who gave it to us, “Oh no….I’m not really a good singer, I only sound good when I’m in the shower.”

Instead of just saying, “Thank you.”

Personally, I was always warned as a child that saying something good about myself or admitting to myself (or even others) that I had a natural talent in a particular area or that I genuinely liked something about my personality or even the way I looked, would be perceived as vain and egotistical. And I was also warned that speaking well of myself or getting compliments might somehow bring bad luck.

*don't forget, I went to Catholic school.

I realize that many teachers and parents teach their children this with good intentions, so that they won’t get a swelled head and think they’re better than anyone else. But I think in a small, yet powerful way, it puts seeds into a child’s mind that celebrating who they are is not politically correct.

I honestly believe that all of us have the right to embrace, enjoy and speak openly about the things we like about ourselves. And if you really think about it, if we gave ourselves that right, then we would just naturally give everyone else that right as well.

Withholding or denying our ability to speak well of ourselves, often times creates a feeling of begrudge towards others because we feel, “Well….if it’s wrong for me speak well of myself, then nobody else should either.”

Allow me to interject here the difference between knowing in your heart that you are good at a particular talent or like something about yourself, and simply being a bragger.

To me, anyone who is constantly boasting or bragging about themselves is truly not confident. Egotistical people are usually the most insecure. And they’re usually people who are exhausting be around because it’s constantly, “Look at me! Look at me! And please tell me that I'm fabulous!”

No, that’s not what I’m referring to in this post. I’m talking about confidently knowing something that you genuinely like about yourself and being able to admit it, and graciously accept a compliment.

Because I see nothing wrong in that.

So, today I’m going to ask all of you in your comments to share things about yourself that you LIKE.

Please feel free to share 1-4 things that you like about yourself. Or more if you wish.

However, I do not want to hear anyone say, “Well, I like this about myself, but….

Just share things about yourself and do it confidently with no buts.

Okay, I’ll start it off by admitting things that I like about myself….

*I like my sense of humor, because I even make myself laugh. HA!
*I like my willingness to embrace my fears.
*I like and respect my sharp intuitiveness.
*I like my hands.

Alrighty, now it’s your turn. Admit it…


66 Comments:

  1. As I've got older I have found it easier to accept compliments. Let's face it when you get to my age any compliments are a bonus. LOL


    Four things I like about myself?



    1. I think I'm kind
    2. I like to help people
    3. I like my hair
    4. I'm happy with my lot.

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  2. Oooh Ron, that's a tall order.... 1-4 things. I'll have to think about that. Your post reminded me of the saying I was brought up on: Self praise is no recommendation. True, but that doesn't mean we should never do it. Hark at me, I'm the one who has no faith in some of the things I do yet deep down knows the areas in which I excel. Compliments are fine by me, I love them, but it took a long time to learn how to accept gracefully and without objection. After all, if people are kind enough to compliment they don't want them slapped back in their face. Hmm 1-4 things. I like that I have common sense, I like having an ability to rationalise, I like (like you) that I can embrace fear, I like that I listen well, and I like that I have patience. Ooooh that's 5, and you know what.... I could go on!! Don't ever ask me what I DON'T like...hahaha.


    Happy Monday, stay well.

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  3. 1. I'm super organized.
    2. I'm a great cook (and I did accept lots of compliments on this last night).
    3. I love my wicked sense of humor and like you, Ron, I crack myself up sometimes!
    4. I'm a very devoted wife and mother.

    Now, "please tell me that I'm fabulous!" Bahahaha......see?

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  4. Well, I didn't attend Catholic school--but I sure got the message about the evils of tooting your own horn. And since I was raised in a household of 'never good enough' (leastwise that was the perception--probably trying to ensure I didn't end up narcissistic..sorta worked! LOL), bringing your achievements to the attention of someone else was met with immediate criticism. You either become neurotic and try to please everyone and become 'good enough' or you put on the anti-social hat and chalk it up to you being good and them being morons.

    You can guess which I picked! LOL

    And you can understand why I constantly am evaluating/inventorying and shifting to stay aligned with what I KNOW is right thinking/right actions/right motives!

    That being said--I have noooo qualms about horn tooting! Other than there's this bit of an underlying thought process that I've trained myself to not pay attention to. So, I'll skip the 'so pffffffftt!' bit and just share four!

    ;-) (k....that's not quiet the underlying thought process, but you get the idea!)

    I am amazingly manipulative--and I can get people to do things for others that they had no intention of doing. It is AWESOME. They feel good, I feel good--it's WIN/WIN!! And yes....I'm good at it.
    I'm very pleased that I've found 'common sense' inside of ME. I thought everyone possessed that--and whooooaaaa....was I wrong. How cool is that!?
    I am extremely playful and I adore it. And, because I AM so effectively manipulative, people love to play with me! :-) When you can get your CEO to play invisible hop-scotch with you in the boardroom while you're waiting for the board to convene--you KNOW you're good! LOLOL
    I adore that ability to see things from other perspectives, to look beyond what appears obvious--and I do that effortlessly today. It's an awesome part of who I am.


    *putting the horn away*
    And now I'll bid you a wonderful start to a brand new week--
    (((((((((( Ron ))))))))))

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  5. I think this is an interesting discussion right now. Maybe it's just being so connected with things online but I've been finding a lot of people pushing the whole cult of personality. I'm wondering if it's a younger generation thing feeling the need to constantly let everyone know how amazing they are. I think that goes back to your thoughts on insecurity.

    So many of us who are a bit older still suffer from that feeling of forced self-deprecation. That's not healthy either. I'm trying to be better about taking a compliment. So....

    I can clean a house like nobody's business.
    I'm great online.
    I'm a good friend.

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  6. Good morning Ronnie,

    If you would have asked me this question 10 years ago, I probably would have hemmed and halted more than once. But today, being older, a bit wiser (and yes, a Hayhouse radio listener), makes me do this easier.

    But, I still am modest by keeping my top 4 for the end...

    I do agree that so many people have a family/ school education that squashes self-love and acceptance. Because, finding things that you like in yourself cannot be done without self-love. It is a shame that so many of us have had families that give not give us this base. So, it is up to each of us to
    give ourselves that unconditional love & support.
    My 1-4 ??

    1- I have "the "eye" ( I look at a lot of things as if they were potential photo subjects)
    2- I am patient
    3- I am perservering
    4- I am a good person.

    Big hugs to ya, hon! xoxo

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  7. yeah, it's easier to tell you what i don't like about myself, but here's 4 i do like:

    ability to make people laugh/my sense of humor
    get along with anyone, including the devil
    that i'm different and don't fit in with what's "normal"
    my arms

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  8. I grew up like that as well so this is difficult. Here goes: I like that I am a good judge of character. I love my creativity.

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  9. Oh, Ron, this is such a terrific post. It touched me on so many levels that I think you must've been reading my mind.

    I'm always embarrassed when people say nice things about me and I can't wait to tear myself down, so this post means the world to me.

    So with that in mind, I think I am a very talented writer and a loyal friend. My eyes are beautiful, my butt is a work of art, and I'm very funny.

    Now I've never seen your hands, Ron, but I'm sure they're fabulous.

    I agree with all the other things you said about yourself, buddy, and let me add that you're also a hell of a nice guy, with a huge heart, who can spread joy and good feelings wherever you go. (Remember, you have to accept these compliments!)

    Thanks a million for posting this my friend and have a great week!

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  10. Oh Ron, what a great post.And I agree that being able to speak well of ourselves is important. And allowing others to do the same as well. I hope when I'm a parent, I encourage my children to blossom and celebrate who they are and LIKE who they are.

    I like that I'm a trusted friend to my girlfriends and guyfriends.

    I like the color of my hair and eyes.

    I like that I catch onto things quickly.

    Boy, that was fun. Thank you, Ron.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. Good morning Pearl~

    "As I've got older I have found it easier to accept compliments."

    Me too. It's taking me YEARS to learn how to accept compliments. And to be honest, I still get bashful about it at times.

    LOVED your list!!!!!!

    "4. I'm happy with my lot."



    That's an AWESOME one!!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear. Have a fabulous week!


    X

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  12. Hey there Bijoux~

    You're faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous!!!!!!!

    Bhahahahahahhhaha!!

    "2. I'm a great cook (and I did accept lots of compliments on this last night)."

    You GO, girl!

    "3. I love my wicked sense of humor and like you, Ron, I crack myself up sometimes!"



    Isn't it great to make yourself LAUGH!?!?!?


    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your LIKES! Have a terrific week, my friend!


    X

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  13. Hiya Jen~

    "So many of us who are a bit older still suffer from that feeling of forced self-deprecation. That's not healthy either. I'm trying to be better about taking a compliment. So..."

    Yup, I TOTALLY agree with you. I think it's the older generation that suffered from that feeling of self-deprecation. Personally, it's taken me years to learn how to embrace myself and accept compliments. And there is still a "tiny" part of me that still resists that at times. But I'm learning.

    "I'm a good friend."



    You certainly are, girl!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post. Have a SUPER week!


    X

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  14. Bonjour Barb~

    " But today, being older, a bit wiser (and yes, a Hayhouse radio listener), makes me do this easier."

    Don't you just LOVE Hayhouse? And it's funny you mentioned Louise because it was back in the 80's when I first discovered her, that I began my journey of embracing and celebrating myself. I used to listen to her audio tapes and read her books. Awesome lady, she is!

    'Because, finding things that you like in yourself cannot be done without self-love. It is a shame that so many of us have had families that give not give us this base. So, it is up to each of us to give ourselves that unconditional love & support."

    You are so spot on about that, Barb!!! It all starts with self-love. And I mean that genuinely, not egotistically.

    "1- I have "the "eye" ( I look at a lot of things as if they were potential photo subjects)"



    You most certainly do!!!


    Thanks for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend! Have a super-duper week!

    X to you and D!

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  15. Hey there V Girl~

    "ability to make people laugh/my sense of humor"

    You most certainly do! I can't tell you how many times I'll be reading a post of yours and be CRACKING UP!!!!!!

    "that i'm different and don't fit in with what's "normal"



    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And what's "normal" anyway?


    Thanks for stopping by, Val! Have an awesome week!

    X


    P.S. hope you're feeling better!

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  16. Hiya Suzi~

    " Here goes: I like that I am a good judge of character. I love my creativity."



    TWO awesome things!!!!!!!!


    So many times when I'm reading your posts, I'll be thinking to myself, "Suzi and I have the same perception on things."


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, my friend! Have a wonderful week!


    X

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  17. Hola Denise~

    " I hope when I'm a parent, I encourage my children to blossom and celebrate who they are and LIKE who they are."

    AMEN!

    "I like that I'm a trusted friend to my girlfriends and guyfriends."



    ((((((( You ))))))


    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, girl! Have a fantabulous week!

    X

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  18. Hey there Rob~

    "I'm always embarrassed when people say nice things about me and I can't wait to tear myself down,"

    I used to be the same way. And to be honest, I still get that way sometimes, but I'm getting much better at it.

    " I think I am a very talented writer and a loyal friend. My eyes are beautiful, my butt is a work of art, and I'm very funny."



    You GO, boy!!!! And yes, yes, yes....you are ONE HELL OF A WRITER!!!!! AND a loyal friend. Thank you for that!


    I've never seen your butt, but I bet it is a work of art! HA!


    And thank you (and I say that openly) for your compliments.


    Thanks a million for stopping by, buddy. Have a maaaaavelous week!


    X

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  19. Goooooooood morning Valerie~

    "Your post reminded me of the saying I was brought up on: Self praise is no recommendation."

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I've heard that saying as well. But if we don't have the ability to accept and praise ourselves (without being a bragger), than how do we ever accept ourselves?!?!

    "Hark at me, I'm the one who has no faith in some of the things I do yet deep down knows the areas in which I excel."

    GOOD. FOR. YOU.!!!!!!

    " Compliments are fine by me, I love them, but it took a long time to learn how to accept gracefully and without objection."

    Same here.

    " I like that I listen well."

    BRAVA! That is such an AWESOME trait because sometimes, simply listening, does more good than speaking. Plus, so few people know how to listen.

    " Ooooh that's 5, and you know what.... I could go on!! Don't ever ask me what I DON'T like...hahaha."



    You GO, VAL!!!!!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, dear lady. Have an excellent week!


    X

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  20. Hiya Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "You either become neurotic and try to please everyone and become 'good enough' or you put on the anti-social hat and chalk it up to you being good and them being morons."

    EXACTLY! You try to please everyone, but end up forgetting to please yourself. I know, because I used to do that.

    "And you can understand why I constantly am evaluating/inventorying and shifting to stay aligned with what I KNOW is right thinking/right actions/right motives!"

    A-MEN! The "right motives."

    "I am amazingly manipulative--and I can get people to do things for others that they had no intention of doing. It is AWESOME. They feel good, I feel good--it's WIN/WIN!! And yes....I'm good at it."

    *clapping*

    Mel....I LOVE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "I'm very pleased that I've found 'common sense' inside of ME. I thought everyone possessed that--and whooooaaaa....was I wrong. How cool is that!?"

    Thank you. Perhaps it's a Libra thing, but I might not be "book smart", but I certainly have common sense.

    "I adore that ability to see things from other perspectives.."

    That is such a good one, Mel, because it's all in how we 'see' things.

    "I am extremely playful and I adore it."



    ((((((((((((((( Mel )))))))))))))))


    Thanks oodles for stopping by and sharing, dear lady. Have a FANTABULOUS week!


    X

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  21. Great post! And sure to be a popular one, too. Who doesn't like talking about themselves, after all?


    1. I like my optimism. It keeps me from ever falling into despair.
    2. I like my drive. If I want something, I get it. Every time. Or I die trying.
    3. I like my writing skills. They have taken me far.


    Have a great week, Ron!

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  22. Howdy Mark~

    Thank you :) I was thinking about this topic last week, so I wanted to post something on it.

    "1. I like my optimism. It keeps me from ever falling into despair."

    And that's one of the many things I love about you. You're always optimistic and see the BRIGHT side!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing, buddy. Have a SUPER week!

    And again...CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement!!!!!!!

    X to you and Tara!

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  23. Jay of The Depp EffectFebruary 04, 2013

    Oh, Ron, I SOOOO hate Political Correctness. It a scourge of modern society. Time to rebel!!


    "To me, anyone who is constantly boasting or bragging about themselves is
    truly not confident. Egotistical people are usually the most insecure"


    You're absolutely right - these people are not confident, they're crying out for attention because they are full of self-doubt and need constant validation.



    So ... yeah, you're right, it feels ALL WRONG to be thinking of things I like about myself, but here goes.


    I like the fact that I have a good level of spoken and written English and that I have a quick wit.


    I like the fact that I'm creative.


    I like the fact that I know how to look after my animals properly and have learned how to treat them with the respect and gentleness they deserve - and even speak to them a little in their own (body) language.


    I like the fact that my parents, particularly my father, taught me to be an honourable, honest and upright person with strong morals and ethics - and I'm hanging on to that knowledge no matter how many people assume I lie to them because 'everybody does'. I'm thinking mostly of the medical profession here, though it's true of many similar institutions, and - sadly - ordinary people.


    Your four things are so interesting. A couple I could have guessed - but not your hands!! Now you need to post a picture so we can all enjoy them! ;)

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  24. Really great post, Ron! I am so grateful that I was raised to be proud of myself, my accomplishments and my uniqueness. Mind you, not boastfully. But to know (as you shared) in my heart, my own value.


    I like that I'm open minded.
    I like that I don't need a lot of stuff in my life to feel happy.
    I like my sense of humor and my ability to laugh at myself.
    I like my wavy hair


    Have a great week, Rocky!

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  25. Hey Ho Robert~

    " I am so grateful that I was raised to be proud of myself, my accomplishments and my uniqueness. Mind you, not boastfully. But to know (as you shared) in my heart, my own value."

    Good for you, buddy! And I can tell, just from knowing you through the Internet that you're confident about yourself.

    "I like that I don't need a lot of stuff in my life to feel happy."



    AMEN! What an AWESOME thing!!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, Robert! Wishing you the BEST week!


    X

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  26. Hey there Jay~

    " I SOOOO hate Political Correctness. It a scourge of modern society. Time to rebel!!"

    AMEN! We've gotten to a point where we're afraid of sharing our opinions in fear of offending everyone. I think there is a way to say what you feel, but say it without hurting or harming anyone.

    "these people are not confident, they're crying out for attention because they are full of self-doubt and need constant validation."

    I agree.

    "I like the fact that my parents, particularly my father, taught me to be an honourable, honest and upright person with strong morals and ethics - and I'm hanging on to that knowledge no matter how many people assume I lie to them because 'everybody does'"

    You GO, girl! And that is one hell of a thing to like about yourself - honorable, honest and upright! :)

    "I like the fact that I'm creative."

    And you are. You certainly are!

    " A couple I could have guessed - but not your hands!! Now you need to post a picture so we can all enjoy them! ;)"



    HA! Perhaps one day I will. I like my hands because even though they're small, they're strong and masculine.


    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my Libra friend. Have an awesome week!


    X

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  27. Great post Ron! I have didn't really see the good things in me when I was younger, but over the years Mo has pointed them out, often, so I will share a few with you :)

    I like that I make people laugh all the time.
    I like that I am honest and trustworthy
    I like that I'm compassionate.
    I like that I am creative and don't follow the crowd.


    You can tell I find it hard to say these things out loud, I even had to say that Mo said it of me.

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  28. Hiya Babs!

    Yes, I also didn't see the good in my when I was younger too, so I understand. I think I 'sensed' the good but was taught to suppress it.

    These are all AWESOME things that you like about yourself!!!

    "I like that I am creative and don't follow the crowd."

    You GO, girl!!!!

    "You can tell I find it hard to say these things out loud, I even had to say that Mo said it of me."

    And yet, you did it!

    Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing yourself on this post. Wishing you and Mo a SUPER week!

    Much X to you both!

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  29. "Tell me, why is it that we seem to have no reservations about noticing what we don’t like, but when it comes to seeing what we DO like about ourselves, we suddenly get self-conscious, insecure and shy about saying it - or even admitting it?"

    OMG. Ron. SOFA KING TRUE.

    In fact I was just asking myself this very question not more than an hour ago:

    "Why is it soooooooo easy to become completely obsessed over negative
    feedback instead of focusing on the positive feedback?"

    UGH. Stupid brain.

    To me, anyone who is constantly boasting or bragging about themselves is truly not confident. Egotistical people are usually the most insecure. And they’re usually people who are exhausting be around because it’s constantly, “Look at me! Look at me! And please tell me that I'm fabulous!”

    I agree with that whole heartedly.

    And I also love your list of things you love about yourself.

    *I like that I am a good & loyal friend.
    * I like my sense of humor.
    * I like my eyelashes when my mascara is applied properly.

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  30. Hey there Meleah~

    ""Why is it soooooooo easy to become completely obsessed over negative feedback instead of focusing on the positive feedback?"

    I think it's because (and I included myself) we have a natural tendency to want total approval. I'll tell ya, when I was still acting and doing theater, that need for approval was much more magnified because you constantly feel so vulnerable up there on the that stage every night; standing in front of an audience who says, "Okay...entertain me. And you better be good." Yet, I finally realized that it wasn't possible to please everyone. So, I just got out there and did my best. And if half the audience didn't like my performance, there was the other half that did. I realized that I can't please everyone all the time.

    And also, there will always be negative feedback from people who are simply envious or only see what's WRONG - in their eyes.

    "*I like that I am a good & loyal friend."

    You most certainly are!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Have a marvi week!

    Hope you're feeling better.

    ((((((( You )))))))

    X

    P.S. I love your sense of humor :)

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  31. This cut to the quick! Soooo true! So true. It frustrates me to death. Evil seeds indeed. You make me
    Laugh too, Ron. So hard. :-)
    I love my down to earth easy goingness.
    I love my love of all things sugar. :-)

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  32. I am fortunate in that I was brought up in a home that was supportive and encouraged one another to excel in whatever interested us. As such it made it easier to accept compliments when they came.

    At the same time, as you may recall, I grew up overcoming a very pronounced speech impediment and quite a bit of reconstructive surgery on my mouth and nose. I was an easy target for teasing and harassment as a kid. There were times when it was almost unbearable, but looking back at it now, it absolutely made me a stronger, more confident man.

    So for my list:

    1. I like that I can write a fictional story out of just about anything.
    2. I like that I can laugh my ass off at a joke I crack even when I might sometimes be the only one laughing!
    3. I like how confident I am in situations that might normally scare the hell out of most people.
    4. I like my 12 inch Johnson! (ok, just seeing if you were paying attention)
    5. I like my skin. I'm quite comfortable in it these days.

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  33. Ron, this is a wonderful post, although uncomfortable, because I was brought up in one of those houses where we were taught to be too humble (southern and catholic). OK, here goes:
    1. I like that I am geniune
    2. I like that I love completely
    3. I like that I can write well
    4. I love who I am now
    OK, how did I do?

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  34. This is such a great twist on the lists that I have seen (and posted myself). Hmm let me think of some things I like about myself:
    1) I am super ambitious
    2) I am sarcastically funny
    3) I am a super awesome mom to my pup
    4) I have a pretty awesome vocabulary

    I think that is all for now. This really made me smile. Thanks Ron! Awesome post!

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  35. Hiya Shae!

    See, I told you last week I had something planned similar to what you had posted. Isn't it something that the two of us were in sync?

    LOVE your list, girl!!!!

    2) I am sarcastically funny.



    I LOVE sarcastic humor!!!!!!!


    Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Shae! Wishing you an AWESOME week!

    X

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  36. Hiya Bill!

    " because I was brought up in one of those houses where we were taught to be too humble (southern and catholic)."

    Same here, so know exactly what you mean.

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your list!!!! You did faaaaaaaaaaabulous!!!

    "3. I like that I can write well:



    You SURE can, buddy! And I can tell, just from knowing you through blogging this past year, that you are GENUINE!


    Thanks so much for stopping by and adding to this post. Have a gorgeous week!


    X to you and Paul!

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  37. Helloooooooooo Angelia!

    "I love my love of all things sugar."



    Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee too! OMG, if I could LIVE off sugar, I would - HA!


    And can I add something to your list?


    You are a faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous photographer, my friend!


    You inspire me. Truly!


    Always great to see ya. And thanks for stopping by!


    X

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  38. Helloooooooooooooo Jeff!

    "I am fortunate in that I was brought up in a home that was supportive and encouraged one another to excel in whatever interested us. As such it made it easier to accept compliments when they came."

    Good for you, buddy! And we all should feel that way!

    "There were times when it was almost unbearable, but looking back at it now, it absolutely made me a stronger, more confident man."

    AMEN! And I still remember that post you shared YEARS ago. It was faaaaaaaaabulous!

    "1. I like that I can write a fictional story out of just about anything."

    Yes, you can....and VERY well!

    "4. I like my 12 inch Johnson! (ok, just seeing if you were paying attention)"



    Bwhahahahhahahahahahaha! OMG, when I read that I fell off my chair, laughing my ass off!


    That was BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    And lucky you!


    Thanks sooooooooooo much for stopping by and sharing both your inspiration and humor!


    Have a SUPER week, buddy!


    X

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  39. Ron, this is one heck of a great post! And you nailed it. Why is it that we can so quickly see the things we don't like, yet are hesitate to acknowledge what we do? Like you, I've gotten better about that.


    1) I like that even though change frightens me, I've gotten so much better about accepting it.
    2) I like my eyes.
    3) I like that I'm loyal and trusted.
    4) I like that I'm a good cook.


    Have a great week, Ron!

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  40. Hey there Matt!

    Thank you :) I've been wanting to post something about this topic for awhile.

    " I like that even though change frightens me, I've gotten so much better about accepting it."

    Meeee too! It's odd because I'm one of those people who is frightened of change, but love it at the same time. Fear is one of my challenges in this life. I've come here to learn how to embrace it.

    "I like that I'm a good cook."



    BRAVO! Both my father and brother were/are great cooks. However, I'm one of those people who will bring the wine and clean up afterwards because I have no talent or even an interest in cooking. And I'm Italian for GODSAKE!!!


    Thanks so much for stopping by, bud. And for adding to this post!


    Have a grrrrrrrreat week!
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  41. Herman TurnipFebruary 04, 2013

    Oh man, time for some introspection. Yikes...


    Okay, I can do this. (takes deep breath) Lets see...four things. Four things. Four things. Without sounding like a braggart? (ya see, my parents planted that seed in me as well!)



    - I like that I can write decently enough to entertain people
    - I like that I'm not too old to still ride a skateboard
    - I like that I think about others before myself

    - I like some coffee with my sugar


    Okay, that's the best I can do on such short notice ;-) Awesome post, Ron!

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  42. Howdy Herman!

    " Four things. Without sounding like a braggart? (ya see, my parents planted that seed in me as well!)"

    HA! See, so many of us feel that way!

    And I freakin' LOVED you list!!!!!!

    "- I like that I can write decently enough to entertain people"

    Yup, you most certain CAN!

    "- I like some coffee with my sugar"

    Bwhahahahahahhaaha! CRACKED ME UP!!! I actually had to read that TWICE to notice what you were saying!

    "- I like that I think about others before myself"

    Yes, I can tell just from knowing you these past years, you're a thoughtful man.

    See, that wasn't so bad, was it? You dun GREAT!

    Have a fantastic week, buddy. And thanks for stopping by!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler!

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  43. Jeanne PursellFebruary 05, 2013

    Oh dear...Ronnie....you have done it this time! Excellent post, but I'm afraid I'd be better at admitting four things I do NOT like about myself... Let's see,
    ...I am funny...I even laugh at myself!
    ...I am good with dogs! I actually prefer them to some of the people I know!!
    ..I make awesome greeting cards and if I gave up everything else in my life I could probably actually make money at it.
    ...I LOVE desserts...of any kind!


    Your posts are great and they always, ALWAYS make me think!! Which is a good thing. I don't think I do enough of that. Ha!! xo Jeanne

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  44. Gooooooood morning Jeanne!

    " but I'm afraid I'd be better at admitting four things I do NOT like about myself..."

    Oh nooooooooo...this is about what you DO like :)

    And you did AWESOME!!!!!!!!

    "..I am good with dogs! I actually prefer them to some of the people I know!!"

    Yes, you SURE are! I can tell just from your posts that you love your doggies and they love you! And ain't the truth? Animals are often times much easier to get alone with than people.

    "..I make awesome greeting cards and if I gave up everything else in my life I could probably actually make money at it."

    OMG, now that's something about you I had no idea about!?! You GO, girl! Have you ever thought about starting up an Etsy Store and selling them? Or even selling them on your blog?

    "..I LOVE desserts...of any kind!"

    Meeeeee too! That's my weakness....sweets!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, dear lady. You dun GOOD! And thank you for kind words :)

    Have a great week!

    X to you and the girlz!

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  45. Ron, I just stopped back to read through the comments. Jeff B's #4 on his list was hilarious!

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  46. Yes, wasn't it STELLAR!!! It totally cracked me up. He's a very funny guy!

    Thanks for stopping back, buddy!

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  47. "That need for approval was much more magnified because you constantly feel so vulnerable up there on the that stage every night"

    OMG. YES.

    That is EXACTLY how I feel with my last blog post and probably why I am feeling so freaked out by some of the negative feedback.

    "It was possible to please everyone."

    True. I needed to hear that. Thank you.

    XOXO

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  48. Great. If I ever cook dinner for you, you can bring the wine and clean up afterwards because I hate the cleaning up part!

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  49. Okay...that's a DEAL!!!!!!!!

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  50. "and probably why I am feeling so freaked out by some of the negative feedback."


    Negative feedback on your last post??? OMG...from what?!?
    I will stop by later today a read through your comments, because I can't believe it!?!?


    Anyway, like I shared....you can't please everyone.


    (((((((( You ))))))))


    X ya, girl!

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  51. hi ron,
    may i apologize for not being out in the blogosphere much recently. i am sorry i have missed commenting on your posts of the past couple of weeks. i had noticed you weren't coming by my blog either so thought you might be a bit upset at me? i hope not and if not, just ignore this comment. a good quality of mine is telling the truth to my friends. :) hows that for a seque? maybe i am also good at that...seque-ing.


    hoping you'll understand. my health is really an issue and most posts are either copied from my old blog-van gogh was one of those basically-or youtubes if i have bandwidth and now don't-or just quickly done and then i pay for it. i am not commenting too often on blogs of my friends because i can't. i wish i could but have to do what i can do first.


    let's say lots on my plate currently but it was important to me to check in with you. you are probably wondering why i haven't been by and i noticed i hadn't seen you and assumed it was because you felt upset with me and my sudden long silence here. nothing could be further from the truth... just what is, my friend. so please forgive and don't think i stopped caring if i am vacant for a bit. it's not i don't care, it''s i can't type. much love, hugs and kisses, my sweet ron. lindaxxx

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  52. Linda,dear friend...

    God love ya!

    (((((( You ))))))

    I don't know how many times I can keep saying this to you over the past four years, but I am not upset with you when you don't comment on my posts. I've shared that with you countless times - over and over again, yet you constantly keep apologizing. I understand that your health is challenging, therefore I have never expected anymore than what you can do. I don't keep 'tabs' on my readers on who stopped by or who didn't stopped by. People are free to stop by and comment or not if they wish. There are many times when I comment on someones blog and they don't comment on my mine, but that doesn't stop me from commenting on theirs. Therefore, whatever your feelings are about why I haven't commented on your last post are way off base. I have been very busy at work and also working on redesigning my blog template.

    So Linda, understand this...I am not upset with you in anyway. I've just been busy, that's all.

    ((((((((( You ))))))))

    xooxoxoxoxo

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  53. Dianne WilsonFebruary 08, 2013

    I like my sense of humor
    I like my kindness
    I like my inner child


    A few years ago I wouldn't have been able to say that
    I never admitted to liking anything about myself
    Getting older has its rewards


    I like so so much about you

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  54. Hey there Lady Dianne~

    "A few years ago I wouldn't have been able to say thatI never admitted to liking anything about myself
    Getting older has its rewards"

    You GO, dear lady!!!!!!! And you are soooooooooo right, the older we get, the easier and more relaxed we become in our own skins, therefore, can SEE and EMBRACE all the things we like about ourselves. Truly, I have so enjoy getting older because it has made my life richer.

    "I like my sense of humor
    I like my kindness
    I like my inner child"



    I like those things about you TOO!!!!! You're humor is BEYOND brilliant!


    (((((((( You ))))))))


    Thanks for stopping by and sharing on this post, Di!


    X to you and the gang!

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  55. i like my hair. i like my way of seeing the world because i am the only one who sees "my way". i like the way i love to play in color and other people seem to find joy in my work. i love that my family is [mostly] happy with me as wife, mom and grandma-real hit as a grandma! that's the very most bestest of all!!! much love to you, my dear friend. xoxoxox linda

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  56. ah ronnie, i had forgotten i left this and left another one above on how perfect i am . :) how about that. but i do always wish i could get "out" more to leave my appreciation to my friends like you. i can't really help it but i can help apologizing so promise to remember your wise words here. i certainly wouldn't hold it against you if you couldn't get around to mine each time! ah well, ron, i guess we all have our "things" and my body is definitely not behaving most of the time and frankly, i am damned sick of it. maybe that's how i transfer my aggravation with it...who knows. wise words, my friend. i shall work at heeding them! xoxoxox

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  57. Hello Linda!

    " but i do always wish i could get "out" more to leave my appreciation to my friends like you. i can't really help it but i can help apologizing so promise to remember your wise words here.



    As I shared, I totally understand (and so do your other blogging friends), so don't concern yourself about whether you always comment on our posts because it's only going put more stress on your body and mind.


    ((((((( You ))))))


    xoxoxooxoxxo

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  58. You GO, Linda!!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your list of things you like about yourself!!!!

    " i love that my family is [mostly] happy with me as wife, mom and grandma-real hit as a grandma! that's the very most bestest of all!!!"

    It SURE is!!!!!

    " i like the way i love to play in color and other people seem to find joy in my work.


    We SURE do!!!!!! You're the color QUEEN!!!!!!

    ((((((( Linda )))))))



    Thanks for stopping by, dear friend!


    xoxoxoxoxox

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  59. Oh, and btw, I only drink reds :)

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  60. HA! A-okay, Matt! And I've got the PERFECT red too. I just discovered it. In fact, I may post a review on it later in the month.

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  61. Oh, I deleted the nasty comments without replying. Ain't nobody got time for that!

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  62. BINGO! That's what I thought happened because I did stop by and read through the comments on that post and didn't see any that were nasty.

    And GOOD for you for deleting them, girl!

    I would have too!

    X :)

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  63. This is absolutely a wonderful post and I agree with what you've written. I realized that I've been hiding the things I like about myself deep inside and now I have the chance to think and uncover them;
    I like the way I organize things at work, work flows more smoothly.
    I like my simple life.
    I like the way I refrain from creating new loans.
    I like my love for my family.

    Thanks for the wonderful post, Ron!

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  64. Hey there Zunnur~

    "I realized that I've been hiding the things I like about myself deep inside"

    I think MOST of us have a tendency to do that because most of us are conditioned not to share what we like about ourselves out of being modest.

    REALLY enjoyed reading your list - especially this one....

    "I like my life simple"

    I'm the same way! The less clutter I have in my life, the better. Simple seems to work for me.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, buddy. Have a super week!

    X

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  65. It's true, compliments are hard for many to accept. And yes, those who brag and talk about themselves are hiding some insecurities. We're all a mess!! lol
    Hmm... what do I like about myself??
    I am kind.
    I am creative.
    I like my sense of humor and making others laugh.
    I like having curly hair.
    I make good soups.


    I don't like my.... OH, wait, we're not allowed to do that. hehe Good thing too, you'de need to free up more space on your hard drive to store it all. LOL

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  66. Hiya Mary~

    Yes, they are hard to accept for many of us. That's why I wanted to share this post, so that we would get a chance to say what we LIKED about ourselves - TO ourselves.

    LOVE your list!!!!!!! And yes, my friend...you are sooooooooooo creative indeed! You so impress me with the many things you do and are GREAT at them!

    "I don't like my.... OH, wait, we're not allowed to do that. hehe Good thing too, you'de need to free up more space on your hard drive to store it all. LOL"



    HAHAHAHAHAHHA! OMG...that CRACKED ME UP!!!!!


    Thanks for stopping by, neighbor! Have a super-duper week!


    X

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