December 8, 2010

Reverb10: Prompt 8 – Beautifully Different

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…
MrsButtons 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?


dtahphotography said...

Awesome idea for this post, love the mix up with all the tweets :)

Maya said...

I love how you used the tweets also. It can be tough for women to compliment hemselves without worrying that they're being conceited-- I struggle with the same thing! But know that many people out there (myself included) think you're dynamic, supportive, and super sweet!

BigAppleNosh said...

Great post! Even though I've only met you once in real life, it was great to discover that you were exactly how I imagined - warm, down-to-earth, funny and so incredibly positive! :)

Kimberly Michelle said...

:) I definitely think you light people up with your personality every day!

TwoWishes Tara said...

Yes to supportive! I always love getting your blog comments -- you have a way of making people feel good. (And of course you have the loveliest smile around, and it's catching!)

Jen said...

Even though we're just starting our online friendship, I already think you are one of the most supportive online friends I know. Starting a blog is tough, but with people like you reading it makes it all worthwhile! Your comments (especially the one today on my beautifully different post) make my day! :-) Thanks!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

Thank you so much ladies! You've put a big smile on my face :)

Katie said...

Awe - I love this post! I agree with the others - you totally do light people up! I mean, you were kind enough to send me some cute little birdies to display at my wedding...I was so touched! Simple things...but awesome!

Jessica Lynn said...

What a fun take on this post! I know I've never met you, but you've always been incredibly nice and if we do meet one day I'm sure we'd hit it off! Way to make this post beautifully different :)

EmilyB said...

I normally don't like to use the word "nice" to describe people. It's too safe. But for real, Ali, I have a feeling you're probably one of the nicest girls on earth. You're always so supportive and have the best outlook on life. Your smile is just so genuine and it really shines through in your writing :)

kjpugs said...

I said it and I mean it and I could say it again and again! I would be having a boo-hoo me party if faced with things you have. And who knows- maybe you did have a boo hoo moment or two- it's allowed! But jumping in like this is really admirable and I think you have a contagious attitude that I love seeing. Thank you for sharing yourself with us! Not many people out there are like you!!!!!!!

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