Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pondering with a Purpose-Love thyself

This Week's prompt is: Love thyself?
I know that some people may say that to say that if you love yourself it is prideful or even arrogant, but I have a different opinion.  I believe that you have to love who you are, accept yourself even with all your warts in order to be happy.  Now, I'm not saying that you should think you are perfect, because, of course you aren't, but you have to realize that you are a person of worth, having value just as you are. 

Your shortcomings keep you humble, but also help define you as an individual and give you direction for improvement.  How you deal with your situation can give you strength for future problems, and also be a guide for others to follow.  

I love that I have life and the challenges that I face, knowing that I am a work in progress.  I do love me!


  1. Marti... this is a great post. I used to tell me kids that it is not the mistakes that you make that define who you are, but the way you handle them.

    Thanks for pondering with me!

  2. A work in progress - I like that.

  3. I guess I am a work in progress except that I have retired so I guess I will just be me.

  4. He's still working on me! So that makes me a work in progress as well. Great post.

  5. I have to say ditto on the "work in progress" very true. I don't like my faults get me down, but there is always room for improvement. right? nicely done.

  6. Exactly, Marti, we are a work in progress, and that in itself can be exciting! At the end of the day we have to be able to look in the mirror and feel ok with what and who we see. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, if we feel braver, stronger, and better equipped to cope with life, then that is much to love... and to share with others!