Ten things I like about me

…in no particular order…

  1. My sense of humor — it is quirky and sometimes dark.
  2. I can still see the world through a child’s eyes and can be childlike (more often than adultlike, I fear)
  3. My cooking. I really like the food I make, at least most of the time
  4. My writing. While not as good as some, I feel that I write well and it is something I love to do.
  5. I like how I set out to ensure my kids became readers and they did. I have no doubt it had a lot to do with seeing me read, having me read to them and talking about books with them from a young age.
  6. The Illinois-shaped birthmark on my inner right calf.
  7. I treasure my values and the fact that I continue to strive to be a better person, morally and ethically, all the time.
  8. I like that I have an open mind about many things, except maybe certain foods — like I don’t want to ever (knowingly) eat a bug.
  9. I like that I can identify more birds than the average human.
  10. I like that I raised (okay, helped raise) two outstanding humans. When I dismiss it as genetics, they both assure me that it was much more than that.

8 thoughts on “Ten things I like about me

  1. Wow–your grown children tell you you’re a good mother! That deserves to be #11. (Or if necessary it could conceivably replace #6.) 🙂 I think my kids belong to the “it goes without saying” school of familial praise.

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  2. Yes, the birthmark made me smile too (and I’m going to look up Illinois after this, as I have no idea what shape it is–I would ask you to post a picture of the birthmark, but that might come across as creepy).

    I like this list very much.

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  3. Yes, the birthmark made me go out and look again on Google to make sure that I knew what the state was shaped like! And then it made me think that I would instinctively like a person who looked at their birthmark and said “Illinois”. Your list is endearing, and I’m a 100% with you on 7, 8 and 10.

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