Sunday, May 20, 2007

Love Thyself ...

I'm not really sure that is anywhere in the bible or whatever, actually I think it's love thy neighbor ... but sometimes I find myself loving my neighbor more than I love me. So since I conned Jerry into taking the kids out to his parents for the afternoon, I think I am going to make a short list of a few things I like about myself. Is that narcissistic? Oh well, someone has to do it from time to time - might as well be me! Let me wallow in self-gratification for a bit, even if you don't think I deserve it :) Once again, I'd like to look back on this in a few years and see what I was like at this time in my life. These are, of course, in no particular order.
-I love what a good friend I am. I take pride in the fact that when someone I consider to be a friend needs me, I am there without hesitation. I step up and do what they need me to do and often far beyond that. Because I think that is what true friendship really is. Stepping up, supporting, loving, encouraging, and being there. I never consider it a sacrifice; it is just what needs to be done. So I do it.
-I think, generally, I am a good mom. I know that part of this comes from several people telling me they think so too ... but there are days that I turn, look at my kids and realize I am doing far better than decent. I am trying to do all I can to make sure they grown up to be happy, considerate, well adjusted human beings. There are times this is a sacrifice, but that is what moms do, we sacrifice. It's the roll we have been given.
-I love my smile. People are naturally drawn out by others smiles, I enjoy spreading the joy of mine as often as humanly possible. I find that in this day and age, people don't genuinely smile at eachother enough. So I try to do it as often as possible.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I Love your smile too and you are a super mom. I've never seen a time when you haven't put your kids first and gladly, you really like your kids and you like being with them and doing all kinds of things with them. You do good. love mom