Here’s the thing – I have fairly good self esteem. I know I’m pretty cool. Like a lot of women I know, I think I could stand to lose weight, but I think I’m pretty and attractive (on most days). I find this prompt so hard because I have I hard time being all, “I’m awesome and here’s why”.
Katie from Ruffles and Truffles, went to Twitter…
and I, being completely stumped as well, joined in. A with NodakAdemic chimed in with a great suggestion (as well as a sweet compliment).
Which got me thinking, what would someone else say are my beautiful qualities? Hubs would say it’s my positive outlook on life and attitude. I thought about it more and realized that my positive outlook is thing I get the most compliments. Like, this comment from Kelly at kjpugs I received around the time I discovered my gluten intolerance.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 2 weeks before my 16 birthday. I was really upset at first and scared, but in order to be allowed to go away to camp on Catalina the week of my birthday I had to get my self together and learn what I needed to do to take care of myself. The easiest way to do that was to have a positive outlook on the whole situation. Since then I’ve adopted the philosophy, “You may not have control over what happens to you, but you have control over your reaction”.
Yes, I still get pissed at things and overreact on occasion. But, once I’ve got that out of my system and I’m good… better.
I try to spread my positivity to others by encouraging my friends and helping them find the bright side of situations. Kate at Manhattan Actress’ tweet showed me that people do notice.
I'm happy to see I am "lighting people up".
What are your beautiful qualities?