1. I love my skin. I used to dislike my skin because I felt like it betrayed me – I used to blush very easily. As I’ve grown older, I’ve accepted that about myself, and I see that I’ve been blessed with low-maintenance, naturally smooth skin. The ivory tone of my skin makes me feel delicate and lovely. Even when I do experience uncontrollable blushing, or a zit, or a rough patch, or whatever – I don’t let those things change the way my skin makes me feel.
2. I love the story of my relationship with Josh. Our journey from friends to sweethearts was a rough one, but I’m proud of the intentional way we worked through things instead of giving up. This was the first relationship I had that I stuck around and fought for time and time again, even after things got difficult (or weird, or boring, etc), and I’m proud of the personal growth I’ve experienced in learning to love another person through his and my own imperfections.
3. I love my ability to empathize. Other people’s stories affect me deeply – I cry and laugh easily during movies, while reading books and internet articles, and when I listen to people tell their stories – and I like that about myself. I like that when I disagree with someone, I can usually understand where they are coming from, even if our backgrounds, priorities, and conclusions are different.
What are three things you love about yourself? Leave a comment here or, better yet, on Kirby’s post so she can see what’s she’s inspired! And if you decide to write up your own “3 things” blog post, send me a link, I want to read it!