Saturday, March 26, 2011

What is Love?

This is trickier than I thought. Item number 2? Something you love about yourself. I challenge everyone to do this, it's hard. But it's weird, ask someone what they don't like about themselves, and they can probably count off item after item. This seems very, very wrong to me.  But, it's human I suppose.

I already feel self-conscious.  I feel like I've conditioned myself so strongly to NOT talk about myself, because I've become so strongly turned off by people that do nothing but brag.  It's part of my cognitive distortion I think - only seeing black and white.  There is a gray area in between, and that's where the happy medium should lie.

Back to the task at hand, however.  Okay, what do I love about myself?

I love how I can, at some moments, just go up and talk to people I've never met. If there's someone next to me in line, I can usually strike up a conversation with them with ease.  The confrontation always goes successful, partly because I know I'll never see the person again ever. I love the people you meet, how just one little moment shared can spur different meanings and feelings.  Knowing that I put a smile on people's faces makes my day. I also love how I can give people compliments, say how nice there hair is or how I love how positive they are. That truly can turn a person's day around, I urge you all to try it.

Phew. Okay that was a little difficult getting out. I don't know why I have such a hard time with that kind of stuff, but I do. Is anyone else self-conscious like that? Do share.

Love you bloggies. <3


  1. See. we all have a little piece of heaven inside us all?
    It's good that you can strike a conversation easily with strangers, and better that you don't talk much about yourself too much. But then, sometimes, its better to say it, you never know what you might just realize you had but never knew. :)

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  2. Reading this made me smile. People should think of the things they love about themself more often!x

  3. I am totally self-conscious too. I have interview questions, "Why are you good for this job." Sounds like you have a great trait, though. Making people smile is wonderful!

  4. I can relate to you on the self-consciousness, I am like that too. But I really wish I was like you in the other aspect, how you can just approach someone and start up a conversation; this is always very hard for me, because I'm afraid I'll say something stupid or become nervous. Good advice. :)