Wednesday, December 01, 2010

30 Days of Honesty -- AT LAST!

Day 30 :: A letter to yourself. Tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself. Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable while I sing my own praises.

Dear Gal,

OK, I've known you for a long time, so I'm in a unique position to tell you all the things that make you lovable.

1) You're complex. Contradictory. In a good way. There are a lot of layers to this onion. You're extroverted at work or among friends, but once you get home, you don't care if you don't go anywhere or speak to anyone all weekend. You have an organized mind and are a fan of logic and linear thinking, yet you can't manage to put your groceries, shoes or paperwork away. You're a realist with a great imagination.

2) You're loyal. Your oldest friend has been around for a staggering 48 years. You've been hanging around with John for more than 30 years (which is amazing for more reasons than one). And once you have loved a man, part of you always loves him. The more I hear women complain about all the rats they have been with, the more I treasure that about you.

3) You're compassionate. You hate bullies more than you hate nuclear war. You have tremendous empathy for kids and critters. That's a good thing.

4) You're evolving. Whether it's just now discovering Marcia Ball and Dusty Springfield, or deciding to take Spanish, or just working on your temper, you do keep trying to stay open to new things and improve yourself. And, as your minister pointed out, God doesn't expect us to succeed, He expects us to try.

5) You're funny. You crack you up.

6) You're tough. Not as tough as some people seem to think, but tough enough. You, Girlfriend, are not going under. It ain't happening. Yes, you have wrestled with depression, but you're not desperate. You hurt, and then you heal.

7) You're passionate. Yes, feeling things this deeply exacerbates your packrat issues. But it also makes you enthusiastic, sentimental, and good in bed.

There, that covers it. I hope you have all enjoyed examining the wonder that is The Gal Herself!

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:22 PM

    Gal - Snowbird here - Never in a million years would Book Mama consider herself a Wolverine. She will enjoy working for the U of M and will smile all the way to the bank, but in her heart, she will always be loyal to MSU!! (IMHO!!)

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  2. What a great, great letter to yourself.

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  3. You know what? I like you!

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