Friday, May 3, 2013

Like

by Deanna

Like yourself just the way you are.  Like the way you look, wrinkles and all.  Like the way you talk.    Like your hair, most of the time.   Like your breasts, whatever they are or are not.  Like that crooked front tooth.  


Like the way you get things done on time (I may be last minute but it's on time) and right the first time. 

Like the fact that there isn’t anybody, anywhere exactly like you. 

Like your job, if you have one.

Like the way you have decorated your home.


Like the way you have stenciled your kitchen walls.


Like the music you hear coming from your neighbor’s window.


Like the seasons of the year.



Like being thirty-three, like being forty, like being sixty-five or seventy.  (Remember what it was like to be thirteen?)

Like to laugh.


Like the way your friends show you how much they like you.  Like how it feels when you like them right back.


16 comments:

Sherri B. said...

What an uplifting post - lovely words and images!

Nicki said...

Amen sister! The hardest thing in the world is for us to like ourselves - what gives with that? It is like walking the tight-wire between settling and wanting more - that unreachable itch of contentment.

CarolHart said...

This made me smile! Have a great weekend my friend

AFishGirl said...

You are the sweetest thing. Really. You are.
oxoxo Pam

Dotti said...

Perfect advice to end the week ... and put into practice because today is the first day of the rest of our lives. Thank you, Deanna!

Terri said...

Aww- this is just what I needed today- thanks!

Linda said...

Oh, I love this! Such a great reminder! And such lovely photos to go along with it! Thanks for starting this Friday off with a smile!

Cathy H. said...

I'm smiling here! A message we need to hear more often! I love that piano shot!!

terriporter said...

You have put a smile on all of our faces with this post! It's true, it is hard to remember to like ourselves but we need to do it! Your photos are wonderful, as always. Love the one of you!

Leigh said...

Oh this is so wonderful! I'm smiling from ear to ear!

Kim Stevens said...

I "like" you....such a cute selfie, so you! I like that my nursery got in milkweed today and I like that since I just found out I can try to quickly run and get some before my caterpillars run out....loved this post Deanna!

Nancy said...

It may be one of the hardest things in life to do and that is liking yourself and accepting all the imperfections. Thanks for reminding us to be kind and gentle with ourselves.....love your self portrait ....you are a jewel.....

Mary said...

This is wonderful! I really like it a lot. :)

Katie said...

What an optimistic post, and such gorgeous photos to go along with it!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I LIKE this post! AND...I have always LIKED you, Infact the mere idea of "liking" has always struck me as such a positive note!

HUGS

Barb said...

I LIKE this post, Deanna!

Post a Comment

Thank you for sharing part of your day with us. If for any reason you are unable to leave a comment here on this post, please leave your comment on our Facebook page or in our Flickr discussion group. We love hearing from you!

 
© Focusing On Life