Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
For some reason, I found it much easier to write the entry for Day One. Loving yourself is hard to do sometimes. I think for me, it’s the small things that add up to my happiness.
I love that I have learned so much about myself since becoming an “adult.” And I love that I have been open to that. Self-discovery can come in so many different ways, and the way you learn shows a lot about a person.
I love my husband and the love we have for each other. I love that he and I have created the most beautiful children I could have ever hoped to have. I love that we have grown with each other in this journey of parenthood, and that we continue to grow. I love that even though we struggle at times, at the end of the day we still love each other for who we are. I love our history together and our future to come. I love that we can laugh together. I love that we learn from each other in ways that we didn’t expect.
I love my children. I love their brilliance in spirit, their innocence, their wonder in the world around them. I love seeing my daughter grow in her abilities to do things and I love the joy in her eyes when she learns something new. I love my son’s endless curiousity and his endless tenacity. I love the fact that he shows a silly sense of humor already, at such a young age.
I love my work. I love the people I serve and the ways that I am able to help them. I love the fact that even though I haven’t been happy at all of my jobs, I have been able to continue to help people.
I love my relationships with my family. I love the closeness I have with my mother and sister and that I count them as friends rather than just family. I love that my big brother will always be my protective big brother. I love that I can still hold my dad’s hand. I love the fond memories I have of my grandparents, and that I am able to look back on their lives and know that they did wonderful things with their lives. I love my parents-in-law because they have accepted me into their family, as one of their own. I love that even with the craziness of their lives, they will always support us.
I love that, even in adulthood, I have a Best Friend. I love that my friends and I can sit around and talk about serious things, or about nothing at all, and still have a good time. I love having someone to go to who will be my cheerleader, my listening ear, my sounding board, my grounding force.
I love that I have “survived” life thus far. I love that my hardships and downfalls have not overtaken me. I love that I have been made stronger by having a challenging daily reminder to be humble.
I love my past, because it has led me to where I am today. I love my future, because I am able to choose where it leads me next.