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Mirror, Mirror : The Captain's Assignment

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

This assignment is from our captain- and it is to keep us honest and to keep us from forgetting ourselves. So here I sit, gazing at my reflection and wondering about the woman that is staring back at me.

I've seen her before, she is with me through all of my trials and tribulations.... she is my critic and my cheerleader, my conscience and my drill sergeant. Sometimes she is on the sidelines, but most often she is front and center. I realize of course that this is me, in all of my glory and all of my insecurities as I tackle the challenges large and small that life brings my way.

In getting to understand myself, and love myself I've come face to face with scary moments of truth. There are some things about me that I absolutely love, and have been surprised by. There are some things about me that I do not love and feel I should work to improve upon. There are some things I worry over and some things I just view as 'no big deal'. Life is like school. We are all here to live and learn, grow and develop into better people. We are here to get along with others, and serve others, we are here to have heart and embrace the journey; reach out to others in friendship and live our best lives.

I love that I am a thinking person, with consideration and respect for others

I love that I am a strong person, able to carry my own load and offer help to those that need it when their burden is heavy.

I love that I am a positive person, always able to see the positive side even though it may take a bit of time to see it, but always willing to look for it in the rubble of life's implosions.

I love that I am a caring person, filled with compassion and more than enough love to go around.

I love that I have taken the time on this journey to discover some neat things about myself, and to realize that I am a good friend to others. I am the kind of friend I would want to have on my side, for my loyalty and support.

I love that I am a nurturer- born and bred from a long line of nurturers.

I love my honesty, even though at times, others may not!

I love that even though there are so many things about me that I love, I am not a vain person. I am confident in my core strengths and I quietly go about the business of living my life and serving others as best I can.

I love my strength, and my ability to rise to challenges that life brings me. I come from good hardy stock and have past generations to thank for that. They have made me who I am, and their legacy lives on through me. I thank them for this gift each day that I honor their memories by living my best life and sharing their stories with this new generation that will carry on into the future.

I love that I have made healthy changes in my choices: diet, nutrition, exercise and life style. I honor myself with these changes so that I can live a better life, a healthier life, a happier life.

Those things that I need to work on are minor- they are on my list, and I am a work in progress. I will continue to grow and evolve and I am grateful for that. I am grateful as well for the opportunity to evaluate my progress to this point, and I have decided that I do like the woman I see gazing back at me!
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    If someone asked me to describe you, it would be just what you said. I'm glad you see all the wonderful parts of you.
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    Oh Patty!!! This is JUST what I was looking for! GREAT JOB!!! You are AMAZING!!!! Inside and out, and truly I am blessed to call you my friend!!!! Wonderful blog Patty!!!! Great work!!!
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    You are amazing, Patty. What a great Love Letter. I've fallen in love with you, all over again - my friend! emoticon
    3537 days ago
    And I love your blog! Kudoes! emoticon
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    Great blog!! emoticon
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