Thursday, June 4, 2009

Getting All Stuart Smalley On You

Hey, did you know that today is Self Affirmation Day (”I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and…doggone it! People like me!”) That's the word over at Eclectic Spaghetti. It has been awhile since I've celebrated an Eclectic holiday and this one strikes me a one I could use.

So...self-affirmations. Always so hard, don't you think? Let's see...Oh! I meant to mention this...here is a good one. On Sunday, my Musical Message was also my 1,200th post. So, I may not be the best blogger in the world, but I'd say I'm showing some stamina or something, right? Yay 1,200!!! What else? I have raised / am raising 5 human beings to adulthood without doing any serious damage that I know of. Right on! Um, hm...even though at work I am a paraprofessional rather than a professional, I think I behave in a professional manner. I know of a professional or two here who are far less professional than I am. Of course this is all just semantics :-) But I'm a good worker. Rah! I can be sarcastic, but I believe that I am basically a kind person who is willing to think the best of people...and that seems to me a very positive trait. So I'm giving myself kudos for that too.

Okay. This is weird. Self-affirmation feels so boastful. I know it is to make you feel good about yourself. I prefer to hear it from other people...but I know we shouldn't need that...we should be able to find it in ourselves. So, I tried. You should too. Tell yourself (and us, if you would like) about all the things that make you good enough, smart enough, and so gosh darn likeable!

6 comments:

aliencg said...

You sound like you're doing pretty good. I am growing a lovely garden in my backyard, I am still a homeowner despite being unemployed. There, I feel good enough, strong enough and, doggone it pretty well liked.

Ananda girl said...

I try to be kind and polite to everyone. I do a good job at work.
I am very good at swinging (on a swing set). I never pass a Salvation Army Santa without putting something in his bucket. I am good enough and strong enough and most of the time people like me.

Yep. Feels weird.

Tara said...

Happy belated 1,200th post! I hope you continue to blog for years and years and years! :)

As for self affirmation, let's see - we had another successful graduation ceremony yesterday and I can confidently take some of that credit. I also made myself go up on stage and tell a room full of people that the food table is closing but will be back up after the ceremony. I did not delegate and have someone else do it, I went up there all by my little ole self.

laura b. said...

AlienCG: Thanks, pretty good is good enough :-) And you did a great job at self-affirmation!

Ananda: haha! It does feel weird. A swinger! That is so funny...and it is very cool that you don't leave the Santas hanging.

Tara: Thank you very much. And congratulations on pulling off another special event...it is something these people will always remember and you were a part of it!

Churlita said...

Nice. I forgot about the self-affirmations. How about, I may not be very well-organized, but I'm fun. That's all I got right now.

laura b. said...

Churlita: We all need our self-affirmations from time to time. Yours is a good one, I like that :-)