Thursday, June 07, 2007

tagged...

Laura a.k.a. orgjunkie tagged me earlier this week. Now I know most of you probably already read Laura's blog, but if you don't...well, you really should! She's a true organizational guru! And she's really funny to boot! I'm pretty sure it's impossible to read her blog and come away not wanting to go organize something!

Anyway, I feel terrible that it's taken me so long to do this...but it's a hard one! So here goes..."Seven Things I Love About Me"

1. I have a kind heart. Rich often tells me that I'm the nicest person he's ever known. I'm not sure if that's really true. But I do try very hard to be as kind and thoughtful as I can be. The busier I get, of course, the harder it is to work in some of those extra "just because" acts of kindness, but I do continue to try.

2. I have an open mind. I'm willing to listen to other points of view. I easily admit that I don't have all the answers. I'm willing to listen to advice, even if I ultimately choose not to take it.

3. I'm a good wife. Seriously, Rich will be the first to tell you that. Of course, he makes it easy, because he's such a wonderful, supportive, incredible husband.

4. I'm a good mommy. Not perfect by any means, mind you, but good. I really wish I yelled less. But I spend a lot of time with my munchkins. We read, we play, we craft, we talk, we learn. I make a lot of effort to make holidays special. And lots of everydays special, too.

5. I'm creative. No, I'm not a talented artist. I probably don't rise above average in any particular art form. But I create.

6. I'm down-to-earth. I am definitely not materialistic. I buy all my clothes (well, not underwear, etc.) from thrift stores. I'm not a jewelry person...well, not expensive jewelry anyway, though I do love the treasures my monkeys make for me. I prefer wildflowers to roses. I would much rather go hiking than go shopping.

7. My dimple. Just one. A big one in my left cheek. Don't know why. Just 'cause it's different I guess.

Whew! That was not easy! But just like Laura said...why is it so much easier for us to list our faults as opposed to our good points? I don't think most men would have such a problem, but maybe that's being a bit stereotypical. Anyway, also like Laura, I'm going to tag a bunch of people...because I think we all need some self-affirmation now and then. And I can't wait to read what you all have to say. So "what 7 things do you love about yourself?" Kara, Carrie, Stacy, Gail, Melissa, Jennifer, and Dawn.

12 comments:

kreed said...

All of those things you love about you are absolutely true! It reminds me that I sure wish we lived closer so I could experience all of thsoe wonderful qualities in person! As far as tagging me for this, it might take me months to come up with 7 things I love about me - it is so hard to love ourselves sometimes!

Debi said...

Kara-Seriously, you have to do this. If you don't I swear I'll do a post about you, listing all the things I love about you. And I would have a totally easy time doing it...I'd have no problem listing 20 things! I am so not kidding when I say that you are one of the people I admire most in all the world! I don't get why it is that we have such a hard time seeing the good in ourselves. But as hard as it was to do (it took days for me to come up my list!)...in the end it felt really good.
And by the way, your comment just made my day...you're just too sweet, girl! Damn, do I miss, you!

Melody said...

Go, Debi, Go! :)

Org Junkie said...

Hey Debi! Well that was a great list. It was fun to read and your hubbie sounds like a really nice guy too!

Thanks for playing along!

Laura

gail@more than a song said...

Hmmm, will have to think about it!
I'm not very good at these!

kreed said...

You are way to sweet to me! I know where to go when I need a pick-me up! And don't you dare sell yourself short - there are a million other things to love about you besides the seven you wrote down! And don't forget being adventurous...I've always thought you were a real sport for moving to all kinds of crazy places while Rich was in school - Memphis being maybe the pinnacle! I am so thankful you did, though - I can't imagine not knowing you!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

What a great list! Thank for letting us know your underwear isn't from the thrift store LOL

Carrie! :o) said...

Awww, you have a dimple. How cute!!

Loved your list! EVen though I only know you through the bloggy world, I can agree with you! I see why you love those things about yourself! :o)

Thanks for the tag. Mine's Up!

amy said...

those are all wonderful things..Thanks for participating

Carrie! :o) said...

Awww! Debi! Thank you! I just so happen to love you more and more each day, too! You're one of my top people that I know in blogland and if I ever get rich or win the lottery (oops, I don't even play, LOL), I'm planning a vacation somewhere fun for us girls to meet! :o)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

I so love this list, Debi! I'll do mine tonight :-)

Rebecca said...

l awesome things to love about yourself :) We have a lot in common,you know that?