Last winter, I was leading writing workshops in a women’s homeless shelter. I was going through some papers recently and found this free write I did with the women using the prompt, “What I love about myself”. I wrote this on 1/9/15 and decided to post it because it feels good to read it. I like feeling good.
What I love about myself is my smile, so frequent and genuine.
I love the thunderous laughter that comes in waves and echoes in my children’s hearts.
I love the way I can get through life with panache and tenacity.
I love my vibrancy and the color I carry in my interior.
My pretty toes are terribly lovable.
I love what a good mother I am and how my kids love to spend time with me.
I love my remarkably blue eyes both for their beauty and the way they see life clearly and deeply.
I love my trusting nature despite the fact that it’s gotten me into trouble.
I love how well I sleep and how I can feel so comfortable in different situations.
I also love my ability to create and express myself so fluidly.
I love my Spirit.
Consider trying this prompt, dear reader. It’s good to celebrate ourselves.