I am ____________ Who are you?
I’m stealing this idea from my friend Tara and her blog You Know It Happens At Your House Too, who took inspiration from the Self Worth Action Project from the blog Craughing– “Here is what I want you to do today. Sit down for five minutes. I know that is not always easy, but this could be the best five minutes you have spent on yourself in a really long time. Open your computer, grab a pen and a piece of paper (ACK! What is that???), open up an app on your phone. It doesn’t matter what you use, just use something that you can save. This is NOT a mental exercise. You must put this on paper (either real or virtual) so that you can refer back to it on those bad days. Set a timer for five minutes and write. Write using the prompt I AM ______________________. Don’t edit, don’t proofread, don’t change it. You are not required to share it with anyone, even though I hope you do, but keep it close by so that on those days when you are feeling really horrible about yourself (we all know that we have those days), you can look back and remember all the things that make you wonderful. I will start, here is my list;” (text quoted from YKIHAYHT)
I am Rebecca
I am a daughter, sister, mom and wife
I am proud of the little people I made and their lives thus far.
I am a loyal friend and try to smile any chance I get. Unless it’s before my first cup of tea in the morning.
I am unassuming and will trust you unless you prove me not to.
I am generous and charitable. If you need it, I will get it to you.
I am a sucker for a cute furball. Even the uncute ones. I have rescued countless lost dogs and have even driven across county lines to get a stray cat to a shelter.
I am happy of the life I have made with my husband. Making that first phone call to him so he would finally ask me out was the smartest thing I ever did.
I am never getting into politics despite what my mom thinks I should do.
I am grateful and honored for the life my parents gave me and the people they are.
I am fiesty and proud of it. I annoy people I’m sure, but I’m pretty happy with my gumption.
I am proud of this blog and the people it’s brought me to and the possibilities to come.
That was fun! Now you try. I took five minutes is all and ignored the oven timer and the dog barking. Just kidding! I did this after the kids went to bed.
And you know the cool part? I could’ve added more. Yep, I guess I’m cooler than I thought.
Now share with me yours if you’d like. You can put the link of your blog in comments, but only after you’ve done the exercise. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me through my Facebook page.
I want us to feel our worth. Not get hung up on resolutions and shortcomings. But be happy today with the person we are. Right now.