It was raining last night. A steady consistent fall, that left my wipers operating at the perfect speed.
Just when I needed the windshield to be wiped, they swiped. As if they knew. Smarties.
But it got me thinking. I do all my thinking in the car. Keeps me from texting–although now that Siri is around she gets used like a can of hairspray <—see what I did there.
Anyway. . .
One of the luxuries of my job behind the chair is getting to talk with my clients. Not chit-chat about the weather or the Kardashians, but real talk. All of my clients are regulars, and have been coming to me anywhere from 1-5 years.
I know them. Some of them I knew very deeply. Which I love.
And one thing that is overwhelmingly consistent among a lot of the people in my life, from clients to friends to new friends at church and so on, is the similarities we share. We may struggle with different things, or celebrate different things, but there is a level of sameness among us.
That never really registered until I allowed myself to open up more. The more I opened up, the more I saw these similarities in my friends. Notice I’m not using the word “identical”. We’re all different, but we’ve walked down similar roads, maybe at the same time, or maybe not.
And we’ve found things that bring us peace and contentment. And joy!
I tend to be pretty introspective. I blame it partially on my philosophy degree, partially on my sensitive nature, and partially ( I hope ) on a willingness to better myself. To improve the parts that I want to improve. Like organization. And my sense of humor. I kid. (obviously don’t need improvement there)
Do you focus too much on things you want to change about yourself, that you miss the good things?
Do you think about the things you like about yourself? Not in a narsissistic or vain way, but in a “I like that part of my personality” way. Do you like that you are funny? Thoughtful? Emotional? Calm? Spontaneous?
Can you think of three things you like about yourself? Not accomplishments or achievements, but deep personality type of things.
Mine are listed in the photo above.
Maybe it’s the end of the year (or the
WORLD!!!! kidding.) that’s got me thinking about this. I’m not a resolution kind of girl, but I do like to reflect, and try to grow from experiences.
So, if you are willing, share those three things in the comments below. And remember those in the times you are struggling.
And as you enter into 2013 soon, and set goals or make resolutions, don’t forget your great parts.