Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 355 ~ "Kiss" {and} "Love"

What I Learned About Me... from A to Z
What have I learned about myself this past year {blogging}..?  hmmmm... First off... I would like to make sure you know up front... I never had blogged before until I started this blog 349 days ago.  Secondly... I never intended on learning anything.  HAHA! LOL!  No but seriously... It wasn't my intention...   Check out what my intention(s) were/are here.
So here goes... What I Learned About Me... from A to Z

"K" is for...  Kiss  {Keep it Simple Stupid}     
HA! Me keep it simple?  This is rich!

If you were to ask my husband or father in law they would laugh as well. 

Reason being while in the process of answering a question they insist for me to get to the point.  I guess they don't need detail. lol!  {and} I guess I do.

Each and every time I tell them... "well I'm so sorry... this is how my brain works... in detail. "

However... through blogging I have learned to give detail when needed, and get to the point when detail is not required.

I try to stay on point, and I warn you if I get off subject that there's a reason behind it and to bare with me.

So this is me keeping it simple for my letter "K".

"L" is for...  Love      
The love that I have learned about me through blogging is not an ordinary one... 

I am not talking about that of a love of a partner, or the love of a child, a brother, family or a friend..

The love that I speak of is the love of oneself.  

I can't say that I am totally in love with myself... but I sure am trying to. 

I feel that the secret to this would be to be happy with oneself first... no regrets... no resentment...  

{although I have read some quotes that say that if you love yourself first, everything else comes easy..}  

Today I felt a little resentment towards myself resurface... which honestly I thought I had handled...


Just goes to show that it is not that easy to forgive oneself for past mistakes.  I think it was remembering a moment in time that did it.  {having to do with my sons}

I have to be able to remember that moment in future moments and be able to brush it off without getting {even the tiniest bit} upset.  This is where acceptance comes into play.  

I {must not forget to} accept the past for what it is.  Forgive myself... so that I may truly love who I am!  {seems like it's so easy... that last step... complete forgiveness... for true love}  

Sounds like a work in progress... maybe I should look at it like alcoholism? ... one day at a time. Big smile.

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.
~Alan Cohen
If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy.
~Kristin Chenoweth
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
~Lucille Ball

Tomorrow...  What I Learned About Me... from A to Z ... the letter(s) "M". 

[here's to you finding your... ]

10 days to go... {I really can't believe this...}
read about this count down in my "About my Blog" page

... for a, l & c.  you are my sunshine(s).

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Becky Jane said...

Your post is right on! Someone once said that if you can stand in front of a full-length mirror in the buff and say 'I love you' and mean it, then you have reached your goal of loving yourself

Karen Dawkins said...

It gets easier to love yourself when you realize that to God you are perfectly and wonderfully made. He loves every little bit of you -- the part that goes into too much detail and the part that can't accept yourself. He loves you in spite of your mistakes and he loves you when you succeed. When you realize you couldn't possibly be more loved, you begin to love yourself.

Melissa said...

I have really enjoyed reading your posts! I can so relate :o)

wizkey said...

Thank you for the post!! I am trying to learn be at peace with myself and not be so hard on myself. I figure if God in his infinite wisdom thinks I am loveable, then who am I to argue?

leigh said...

We all have flaws - some bigger than others, but it's so important to embrace them and love ourselves. If we can't love purselves then no one can love us.
I think it's great you are learning unexpected lessons along the way :)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

10 more days! Wow. From a poem that I am sharing in my post, "A woman just needs time on her own to just look in the mirror and love who she sees".. ;-) I think that is very important to take a moment to face yourself and say, "You are beautiful, I love you, I forgive you" KISS the mirror if you want ;-)

Courtney G said...

I really believe this too! It's the key to life! Great post Carla:)