I really believe that your own opinion of yourself is the only one that matters but if you were to describe yourself what would you say? Would you be kind, smart, confident, funny, giving, inspirational...? What type of person do you want to be and what do you think others would say?
Last night I saw a post on a friend’s Facebook status that I found interesting. It read, “let's see how forthcoming my Facebook friends are. Leave a 1 word comment that you think best describes me. It can only be 1 word. No more than 1 word. Then copy & paste this post on your wall, so I can leave a word about you. This should be interesting... !”
I don’t normally add these types of things as my status update but was curious this time. What I got was unexpected. I guess I expected my closest friends to comment... but they didn’t. Instead... very new friends, very old friends, clients and people in between did and I was honoured by their descriptive words: energetic, thankful, caring, peaceful, Earthmother, kind, honest and friend. Looking at each of those words I am speechless. Yes, I believe I am each of those things, but for others to see it as well....well, that is what makes me speechless. And proud. And grateful.
Give five words that YOU think would describe you... and then five words that OTHERS would describe you. And then compare the two lists. You might surprise yourself.
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