Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2 Compliments A Day So Follow Me!

That's what my son's rolling ball says. It's a ball. It rolls. He crawls after it.

"Follow me!" (Not the compliment part, we'll get to that later. That would be weird if a ball rolled about saying "two compliments a day!")

I digress. As it is, what I'm trying to say is: I'm following my own blog. I didn't know you could do that. But look! I am. As a child I always thought it was strange that politicians voted for themselves. It seemed so, well, conceited. But as an adult I realized: should anyone else vote for someone who wouldn't vote for herself?

That would be foolish. If we aren't even our own fans, why should anyone else be?

So I have decided to be my own fan. Yes. Right now right here I have decided. I will follow me. I will be my fan. I think I need the encouragement. Because some days I feel downright discouraged. There are just so many critics out there, so many people trying to bring other people down, ME down. Do I really need another one?

Because I have been that other one. Yes me, my own worst critic. As the saying goes, aren't we all? Well, I think it's stupid. Yes S T U P I D. So I'm done.

And I think one thing I will do to be done (because saying something is rarely enough to make it so) is do the opposite. I will critisize no longer. Instead I will praise ME.

Each day. I will. Once a day I will give myself a gigantic compliment. And you know what? I am feeling a little down right now so I am going to start immediatly. Here goes:

Kimberellie, I think you are a very good friend.

shiver. That was difficult. It really was. As I wrote it all sorts of thoughts went through my head. Critical thoughts, thoughts telling me NOT to praise myself, not to "blow my own horn", thoughts telling me to leave the compliments to others, thoughts telling me "pride comes before the fall", thoughts telling me "at least not that specific compliment, if nothing else, leave that to someone else to say".

But it has been said. And it is the first thing I thought of. And it is true. And it is what I needed reminding of. So I'm sticking to it. I mean, if I don't think that I'm a good friend, why should anyone else?

So there. Once a day. I will do this. I will write out a compliment to ME. And well I am at it I will give one to someone else (maybe you). Sometimes I will post it on here. Sometimes not.

Well, I'm still thinking about it: do you know who else is a good friend? S. Johnston. Yes. Yes she is. (and there are my 2 compliments today).

2 comments:

  1. What a nice idea! Not conceited or horn-blowing at all. And I completely agree, I think (if I knew you in real life) you'd be a lovely friend :)

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