Tuesday, July 29, 2008

10 Things

I hope you are sticking with your challenge of only saying nice sweet things about yourself. Stop that negative thinking before it gets the best of you.

Today, try to make a list of 10 things you like about yourself. Really, 10. Don't stop at 1, 2, 5, or 9. Write 10. If you stumble, ask someone for help. After you've made your list of 10 things you like about yourself, thank God for each one of them. Let me warn you, this is really hard.

Here are mine.

1. I am a fun mom who loves her kids to pieces!

2. I am a wife devoted to making my husband happy and I love him with all my heart.

3. I am not afraid of what people think about me. (anymore)

4. I am not a quitter.

5. I am a survivor.

6. I am an encourager and I really care about people.

7. I like that I enjoy being around people and that I'm social.

8. I like that I am a writer and that God is using that in ways I never thought possible.

9. I like that I am a Proverbs 31 Woman:)

10. I like that Jesus is in my heart and that my life is in His Hands and that because of Him I am free and forgiven!!!!! Actually, I love that about myself!


Ok, there's my list. Now I'm thanking God for making me the way He did! Please share your list too.

Focus on what there is to like, and I know you can find 10 things! I can't wait to thank God with you!

Beautiful Blessings,

Melissa

9 comments:

Joyful said...

Melissa...10 things??? Ok...let's see...
1. I like that I can put words together on paper to express my thoughts.
2. I like that I have the gift of encouragement - I LOVE encouraging other people!
3. I like that I enjoy solitude and sitting quietly reading.
4. I like that I have self-discipline and perseverance.
5. I love my relationship with the Lord and my daily times in His presence listening to His heart.
6. I like that I enjoy having coffee visits with friends and listening to the hearts of others.
7. I like that I am a safe confidant for many to share their hearts and prayer requests.
8. I love that Christ is my Lord and Savior and that my heart belongs to Him.
9. I like that I am used by God to speak at Ladies events and share my "God stories".
10. I like that God has blessed me above my wildest dreams by giving me some of the best friends ever...and that would include you, my sweet friend, Melissa!!!

AHHHH...that WAS HARD!!! If the question wasn't 'me' directed I could come up with MANY praise items. Why is it so hard to list good things about ourselves? We truly are our own worst enemy at times! Thanks for forcing me to find good tonight!

Love ya,
Joy

Chef Diane said...

Melissa,
Boy you ask the hard questions. You know it is easier to find the good stuff when you are on the top of your game. But when the bottom falls out sometimes looking in the mirror is hard. Let me think a bit and I will come back.
Love ya,
Diane

Chef Diane said...

Ok, I am back and these are the things I came up with.

1)I am a daughter of a King.
2)God has allowed me to be a survivor
3)My heart is genuine and pure
4)I am not afraid to share the Lord with anyone
5)I am a good cook
6)I am very creative
7)I have a wonderful and unique relationship with each of my 3 sons. They like being around me with their friends. (even as teenagers)
8)I am friendly and approachable
9)I am trustworthy and will listen
10)I have great leadership skills

Thank you for helping me see myself.
Love ya,
Diane

Tameka said...

10 things... Wow, I had to walk away and think about that one...

1. I like that I'm persistent in becoming the best person that I can be.
2. I like that I have a good sense of humor.
3. I like that I get along well with others.
4. I like that if given the opportunity, I can make the best out of bad situation.
5. I like that I love reading & it has rubbed off on my son.
6. I like that I love to learn new things (I'm a secret knowledge junkie).
7. I like that I'm continuing to grow in the Lord & leading by example for my family.
8. I like that I'm learning how to be comfortable with who I am as a woman.
9. I like that I am very close to my family & friends.
10. I like that I love health & fitness and taking better care of myself.

Wow. I felt like I was stretching for some & it was hard to come up with 10, but I did it! Yay me!!

Be Blessed!!

Julie said...

Wow! This one is a doozy. Hmm...

1. I am chosen by God

2. I am a wife who loves her husband very much

3. I like that God took a dark time in my life (miscarriage) and allowed me to look at it in a different light and be able to help others who are going through similiar tragedies.

4. I like that although my husband and I don't have any children of our own we have a ton of youth that feel safe and adored enough to treat us like their adopted parents.

5. I like that I am good listener

6. I like my sense of humor

7. I am to be a leader as well as a follower

8. I like that I am becoming more and more aware of God's presence in my life

9. I am able to stop and look at all the beauty around me and see what wonderful gifts God has sent me

10. I am a worrier. I worry about big things and little things. I used to think this was not a good thing but the older I get I believe that God is using that in me to be able to sympathize with others.

Gosh, that was hard Melissa! Phew I am exhausted! LOL

Thanks for making me work!

Julie

Dolly said...

Ok 10 things, lets see if I can do it.
1.I am a fun Gramma 2. I am the richest gal around (spiritally!) 3. I am an encourager 4. I am compassionate. 5. I am a faithful wife. 6. I am very talented in arts and crafts. 7. I am a faithful friend to others. 8. I really love to escape in a good book. 9. I love to cook (and eat) 10. I love to spend time with my family.
That was hard, but it was also a good workout for the heart!

Anonymous said...

It is strange to write a list starting with "I". I prefer to put the others first.
Here the list after some thoughts :
1.I am a good listener
2.I am a creative girl
3.I am God’s child
4.I love to look at nature
5.I am a compassionate girl
6.I like to travel around the world
7.I like to share my knowledge with others
8.I like to teach
9.I am patient
10.I finish what I started

With God's blessing
Gabrielle

Beth said...

Mmmm...10 things I like sbout myself??

1) I am kind.
2) I am a good wife to my
wonderful husband.
3) I truly love the Lord and my
relationship with Him!!
4) I like the person God is
changing me into and the new
life He is directing me to.
5) I am a good cook.
6) I love animals.
7) I like the fact that God
blessed me with a good brain!
8) I like the fact that I do
volunteer work tutoring young
inner city youth and helping
with their academics, so I am
trying to help make life better
for someone else.
9) I like the fact the at 48, God
is blessing me with enough
fortitude and wisdom to
complete my Bachelors degree
work.
10) I like the fact that I am an
integral, valued part of my family.

Bobbey said...

Melissa,

I've been lurking on your blog for quite a while. My hubby always tells me I'm beautiful, but I honestly don't feel it. So for that reason, today as I'm catching up on missed blog entries, I find myself here, trying to remind myself that God made me perfectly in His image. It's been a hard hard summer. My will to join you in weight loss was shattered by the news that my 8 year old daughter has Juvenile Arthritis and it's a type that she'll mostly likely carry with her for the rest of her life. It is for her (and my two younger boys) that I lay down my lack of self worth and pick up something positive to carry on with me. Thank you for all you do through P31....like me, most people reading this blog may never respond, but you ARE making an impact.

1) I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am HIS child and He is my Father.
2) I am artistic and creative.
3) I love my husband as a best friend, companion and lover.
4) I am a great mom, I love my kids beyond measure.
5) I am a great advocate for my daughter's medical needs. NOW, I get why God prepared me with a scientific/medical training degree!!!
6) I am educated and smart, inquisitive and thorough.
7) I am persistent and tenacious, taking the time to see something through to the very end.
8) I am a good friend and listener. I enjoy spending time and having coffee (and cookies) with family and friends.
9) I am a good cook and home maker. (Notice I didn't say house KEEPER!)
10) I am comfortable in solitude. I enjoy quiet times of reflection and prayer. I adore being able to get lost in the pages of my Bible or a good book.
11) I am wealthy beyond means when it comes to the love of my family.
12) I am worth the effort of losing weight and finding better health no matter what life's circumstances have dealt me.