Friday, December 20, 2013

6 Things...

The elf4Health challenge that I have been participating in (sporadically unfortunately) had a hard, yet "easy" challenge for Friday.  The challenge was to name 6 things that you like about yourself.  I decided to blog this one (since it's been a while since I have blogged-oops) and share :)

1. I strive to live my life for Christ- in today's crazy, chaotic world it's not always easy to do so.  In fact, taking a stand can lead to persecution but it's what I am called to do.

2. I strive to live a life of integrity.  My students know that I may tolerate and give second chances pretty easily but there are two things I won't tolerate- bullying and lying.  If I lose my integrity, I end up losing a lot more than that.

3. I am a runner.  I haven't done it as often or as consistent as I would like or need to- but I do.  If you knew where I was back in 2011 with barely being able to walk due to a bulging disc- you would truly understand why this is such a big deal.

4. I try to inspire and motivate others- and in turn, am often inspired and motivated by then.  Someone told me today that something I do on a daily basis that I don't think that much about, means a lot to them and they look forward to it.

5. I am a teacher.  Right now, I am a teacher of small children (and some days don't feel all that great of one).  I would eventually like to take my teaching into a larger scale and teach adults in both one on one and group settings about nutrition and how to live healthy lives.

6.  I am loyal.  If you are my friend or family- I will stand by you.  I may not always like the circumstances or the path being taken but I will support you.  (the downside of this is that I also get hurt really easily when that trust is broken or betrayed)

and a bonus (because I can...)
7. I never give up. I am not happy with where I am because of gaining my weight back.  However, I KNOW I CAN do it and I WILL do it.  I am in the process of making a plan to get back on track :)

So, there you- 6 things I like about myself.  What are some traits you like about yourself?


Caitlin H said...

I've missed you, love :) I'm glad that you came back with such a beautiful and positive post! I would be that you're a better teacher than you think on the days you feel that you aren't and that the kiddos don't even are pretty awesome and resilient that way :) And I think you will make an awesome teacher for adults, too; you have a passion for healthy living and helping people that can't not be put to good use :)

Bill (cycleguy) said...

You know I am proud of you no matter what you choose to do. one day at a time is the way to get it done. You will. Keep making your 31 point your #1 point. The rest will come. I can't wait to see what God is going to do in your life and what He has planned for 2014. Love you much.

Alicia Curley said...

Great reflections - you have wonderful things to love about yourself! I really value my loyalty as well. I think its a trait not many people truly have anymore...