Now it’s time for something positive. Yesterday’s entry in my “Beautiful Me Journal” was focused on bringing to the surface the horrible and negative things I say to myself. I certainly hope my negative thoughts are not triggering anyone else’s, but I know this whole exploring what’s going on inside of me is for a purpose – to create a better image I have of myself. And I am trying to keep the suggestions in the book, “Beautiful You” in mind as I learn to accept myself as I am. So, for day 10, I’m answering these questions:
What do you appreciate most about yourself?
One of my favorite compliments I received when I was growing up is that I am conscientious of others. I find my ability to be compassionate to other’s plight to be something I appreciate about myself. And, as I write this, I become somewhat aware that this is something I have lost focus on. But, writing it also reminds me that this is at my core – even if I haven’t shown it in quite some time.
What are you most confident about?
This is a difficult question for me to answer. I am utterly unsure anymore, because I don’t feel like much of a success anymore in life. But, I’m going to force myself to answer the question and say I am quite confident in my mathematical abilities. I wasn’t always good at math, but as I progressed in school and went on to college, I really began to love it. Sometimes, I feel like I should have pursued something that allowed me to exercise these skills.
What is the first positive memory you have of yourself?
First positive? I’m not even sure. I have several as a child. There is the time my grandmother taught me how to hit a baseball. There are the many times I played with my cousin growing up. I loved fishing with my grandparents. So, I suppose time with family had a huge positive impact on me.
Was anyone there to witness that moment?
I think I mentioned family above….lol
If so, who was there and how did he, she or they react?
The loved it too, I think.