February 11, 2013

TWELEVE THINGS. . .



I saw this on Nikki's blog and immediately stole it
 [thanks girlie :) ]

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12 Things You Should Be Able To Say About Yourself...

1. I am following my heart and intuition.
In terms of love, YES! I'm finally happy with the leading man in my life and 100% ready for the next step. My heart has had very tall walls around it since college, but I can now say I'm listening to what my heart says. I think I've always been good at following my intiuition. I know when someone is leading me on, or is a bad apple. And I defintley know when I "shouldn't go in the dark scary room", unlike movie stars. What is their deal ;)! 

2. I am proud of myself.
I am proud of my optimisim, good nature, my ability to connect with people and my ability to learn new things. I am not proud of my negativity, my judgement of others, my lack of patience [especially with my family], my lack of drive, my work ethic at my job and my fear of new things. 

3. I am making a difference.
Daily, no. But, have I made a difference in someone's life, yes. I've done mulitple mission trips throughout my life and am proud of the difference I have made. I've helped Katrina victims, built churches in Brazil, helped the homeless at my church and choose to donate clothing as well. I only HOPE that the little bit I contribute actually makes a difference. 

4. I am happy and grateful.
I believe I am. Do I covet other things, yep! But, I know I am blessed and I am so grateful for the people in my life. God is very very good to me. 

5. I am growing into the best version of me.
I hope I am. I know I am no longer the doe-eyed, naive young lass I was, even two years ago. But, I'm not sure that is a good thing. My humor has become drier and more quirky. My optimistic nature has dropped a little, which I don't like. I've become more protective of myself and possibly a bit more judgemental. I am not the best version of me spiritiually and I've been struggling with a change to be a better Christian. I think ONCE I am happier with my faith, I'll be the best version of me possible. 

6. I am making my time count. 
Depends on the situation. Do I goof off at work then rush around to get things done? YES! Have I let time get away from me and missed opportunities? Sure. But, I believe that I have grown up recently, and have become better at making my time count. I know when to buckle down, but I also know when to relax and make my DOWN time count too. 

7. I am honest with myself.
Kind of, maybe ish?!?! I have cut myself a lot of slack about my faith and my fitness. I think "Oh a prayer here or there or a bit of fitness here or there will make me a better person", when we all know it takes a lot of dedication to get better. Sometimes I think I'm stronger and more bada$$ than I really am. My bark is WAAAAAAAAY worse than my bite. But, when push comes to shove, I can tell myself the hard truth, which is a good thing.

8. I am good to those I care about. 
I'd like to think I am. I try to put others first, especially those in my Tier One friendships and family. But, I know that those closest to me recieve the brunt of my rudeness and lack of patience. I try to make those closest to me know how much they matter and how much they are loved. 

9. I know what unconditional love feels like. 
I am so blessed to say YES I do. My parents, sisters and now C have shown me unconditional love and I am a better person for it. God blessed me with amazingly loving people and I'm so thankful. 

10. I have forgiven those who once hurt me. 
Eh, for the most part yes. There are two or three people that I STILL get mad at when I think about their names. Like right now, there is some extra heat flaring around my neck. But, for the most part, I forgive and try to forget. I need to remember to grant people the grace God gave me.

11. I take full accountability for my life. 
Yes. I am the one who said the mean words, didn't try hard enough, or let opportunities pass me by. I'm not always the best at holding myself accountable for my attitude. Sure life gets tough, but I can choose to see things in a positive light or a negative light. I need to be more accountable for my attitude. 

12. I have no regrets.
Wish I could say 'no regrets' but I can't. I 100% understand IF things had been different I wouldn't be where I am today. However, there are goals I never reached, plans I gave up on, people I hurt and things I did that I am NOT proud of at all. I believe as long as my regrets TEACH me something, it is okay to have them. 

6 comments:

Illegally Blonde said...

You are making a difference! You have much such a big one with me just for supporting me and being there for me everyday, even if its just a smile and hug!

Jenn said...

I think you make a difference every day, based on the interactions you have with people. I know you make a difference in MY day, so therefore you can say that you DO do that every day! There! :)

Holly said...

I looove this! And your responses too. You're such an honest, positive person! I wish I could be a little more like that :)

Janna Renee said...

I feel like you can definitely say these twelve things! You are amazing, girlie ;)

Nikki said...

You make a difference everyday with the way you put yourself out there!

I love your honesty and your positivity!

Carolyn said...

I LOVE this!! :)