A few weeks ago, I challenged you you to make a promise to your heart. Did you do it? I hope so. If you did, I would love to hear in the comments how that promise is going. My guess is that it was harder to keep than it seemed on the surface. The truth is we aren’t conditioned to keep promises to ourselves and it takes practice. Teeny-tiny baby steps, little promises, and a stick with it attitude.
And reminders to speak to ourselves like we would a cherished best friend.
Have you been remembering to speak to yourself like a cherished best friend? I hope so!
If you have, then this Love Challenge will be easier to take on. If not, then it might be a bit of a struggle, but it will be even more critical that you give it an honest try.
Here it is:
In the comments below, for all to see (Or in the privacy of your own journal if that feels just too daunting), write down at least three things that you LOVE about yourself. You can write down more, you can write as many as you want, in fact GO FOR IT!!! Brag!!! WOOHOO all over yourself, and tell us how awesome, super-duper, spectacular, gorgeous, creative, smart, brilliant and loving you really are. Light that inner candle and let it SHINE!!!!! I want to see you GLOW!
Can you do it?
Did the very thought of it as you read that make you cringe? Shrink back into the tiny corner of your heart and say, Oh my, what is she thinking, that’s just crazy, I could never do that….
Would it have been easier if I had said: In the comments below, tell me everything you hate and despise about yourself? Would you have had your list ready and waiting, rehearsed and able to whip out at the drop of a hat?
Well, sorry to disappoint you, but today is the LOVE Challenge, not the SELF-ABUSE Challenge. We do enough of that on a daily basis, don’t you think?
So here we go, one more time to be sure we’ve got it, and this time in BOLD:
In the comments below, for all to see, (Or in the privacy of your own journal if that feels just too daunting,) Write down at least three things that you LOVE about yourself. You can write down more, you can write as many as you want, in fact GO FOR IT!!! Brag!!! WOOHOO all over yourself, and tell us how awesome, super-duper, spectacular, gorgeous, creative, smart, brilliant and loving you really are. Light that inner candle and let it SHINE!!!!! I want to see you GLOW!
And just to set the example, I’ll go first.
I love that I care deeply about others from the depths of my soul. I love that I feel connected to them from a place that feels like God inside of me, and that when I am still, and when I am listening, I feel like we can connect intimately and understand each other at a profound level. I feel this is one of my best gifts that I share with the world. To help them feel heard and understood.
I love that art comes through me from spirit when I am awake and listening and that I can in turn, share this creativity to the world.
I love being a MOM and nurturing my birth kids and the other kids that are in my world. I love that I matter to them, and I love our relationships and the difference we make in each others lives. For that matter, I love making a difference in all my relationships, I love being a wife, a friend, a daughter, a sister…a coach….I love helping people to be their best, and knowing that showing them encouragement and love made a difference.
I love that I love.
Now it’s your turn!!! What do you love about yourself? Do you dare to take the Challenge? I can’t wait to see what you have to share! Flood the comments with love and share the love with anyone you can!
Kari Whittington says
Ok Wendi, I am up for the challenge! Here goes: I love that I love to work out. I love that since I have started this new DR. FIT program at the Center Club in Gurnee and am on day 20, I have lost inches and 5 lbs! I love that I have only 3 lbs to goal and that I am going to love how I will look in my skinny jeans! I love that I am motivated and get myself to exercise even though my head sometimes screams “Stay home!!! You don’t feel like going today!”
I love that I can have a grateful heart for my life in spite of the seemingly never ending challanges (financial, relational etc.) and that I have the ability to take what God has planned for me even when I think “Hey, that’s not the script I wrote for my life! What are you doing? I love that I can ask and eventually discover that sometimes, my expectations and wants and needs are not in the plan and yet, I can somehow see the good in it all and rise above. I love that I no longer fall into the deep depression state that kept me immobile for years and years and self destruct as a result. I love that I love myself enough not to allow myself to fall back into the old habits or negative thinking that kept me stuck in my own personal hell for so long. I love that when I have an attitude of gratitude, good things do come my way. Perhaps they were always there but I was too focused on the bad that I couldn’t imagine what good felt like.
I love that I am loving. I love love. I love people. I am a people person. I love to love my family, friends and God. I love being a mom. My kids are my greatest accomplishment. I love that it’s ok to take some of the credit even though for a long time I didn’t think I had anything to do with their successes or the type of people that they have grown into being. I love being a grandma too! Don’t have to explain THAT one now do I!!??
I love that you made me think of things I love about myself today. Thank you!
I’m up for this:
I love that I see the good in people rather than the bad. I give people a chance rather than shove them away at first glance.
I love that I am creative, which work well in my designs and my writing.
I love my more positive attitude. The last few years have been much better than it was before and makes the hard things so much easier to handle.
Wendi Kelly says
Awesome job, Kari! And way to step up and be the first one! I love that you are BOLD!
Wendi Kelly says
Those are excellent loves, and all absolutely true. I love those exact same things about you!
Cindy Ratzlaff ? (@BrandYou) says
I love that I see a a possible positive in nearly every situation. I love that I can hear what someone really wants despite what they say. I love that my heart is open and that I believe there is always something more.
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Deb Dorchak says
I love that I have hope. I remember once talking to a friend who had just gone through a bad breakup and he said to me, “How do you keep going? Why not just give up?” I said because I have hope, the heartache will fade and I always have to keep trying.
I love that I am intuitive, compassionate, and creative. I’m finding that I really do love people and socializing. I love the happiness I bring to people when I’m able to help them find a solution to a problem.
Mia Rose says
I love that I bring willingness to the table. I may not always succeed but I do my BEST. I love that I’m reflective and how deeply I think about things. I love that I’m aligned with my soul purpose, which is to be a spiritual teacher.
Much love to you, Wendi! 🙂
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Lisa Hines says
Wendi, I actually had a small hot flash upon reading the directions. LOL.
I love my blue eyes.
I love my ability to have strengths in both right-brain and left-brain activities, living in the both/and world.
I love how I’m outgoing and like to introduce myself and talk to people.
I love how I turn lemons into lemonade, and I always find a way to keep going forward, and I love how I can usually make things happen in my life.
I love keeping an open mind to see what happens next.
I love being alive.
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Pamela Wills says
Oohhh YUMMY! This is my kind of challenge!!! Thanks for the microphone, Wendi! Okay, get ready for me to WOOHOO all over my Self… ;^)
1) I LOVE that I have steel in my spine and the courage to take on new experiences and challenges. That steel has seen me through moving across the ocean twice, learning a whole new language and culture, bouncing back from near death in childbirth, fighting and winning an international custody battle for my only daughter, taking back the microphone and using my own voice after 20+ years of emotionally abusive relationships, successfully jumping back into the dating scene and rediscovering my passions for writing, teaching and dancing. And I know there are always more exciting adventures to come! WOOHOO!
2) I LOVE that I am being given the opportunity to help people learn how to build courage and confidence with my business. As a Confidence Coach, work feels more like fun and job satisfaction is WAY high! Every time a client achieves, succeeds or otherwise rocks the Casbah, I win, too! WOOHOO!
3) I LOVE that I am blessed with Mommyhood of the most amazing 12 year old daughter on the planet. My Sunshine Girl gives me more daily love than I ever thought I would experience in this life. She has also taught me many new lessons in patience, awareness, selflessness, creativity, faith, time management, improvisation and so much more. Without her, I would have shriveled up in a corner and faded away long ago. Thanks to her, I am finally living my best life! WOOHOO!
I LOVE this challenge! Let’s do it again next week. =D
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Miriam Wiener says
I love that I allow my creative spark to shine, and not squelch it. I love that I communicate my needs and that I’m not afraid to delegate when I need to. I love that I’m a great coach. I love that I care. I love that I’ve got a passionate streak in me that keeps me going past every bump in the road… I love that I don’t quit.
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Kerry Swetmon says
It’s true…I did cringe a wee bit:) BUT….
I love being an extremely laid back person. I used to think it a curse that I didn’t have any “extreme” beliefs or thoughts – BORING! But I now consider it a really frickin’ cool quality that shows up in many aspects of my life.
I LOVE the mom I am (and everything along with it)
I love that I am open-minded and aware
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