Welcome to the I Love Me! Carnival!
This post was written for inclusion in the I Love Me! Carnival hosted by Amy at Anktangle. This carnival is all about love of self, challenging you to lift yourself up, just for being you.
Please read to the bottom to find a list of submissions from the other carnival participants.
We can wait forever for someone outside of ourselves to tell us all the wonderful things about us. Of course it is delightful to hear words of love and appreciation but unless we first find those loveable aspects of ourselves and nurture them, the words of others become questionable, meaningless or rocky ground where we can fall when the comfort is not around….
I’m sure all of the above is paraphrased from wise words I’ve heard from many sources but it rings so true for me right now.
I love listening to the words and incredibly wise insights of Abraham – (for those unfamiliar, ‘Abraham’ is a group of non-physical beings who share their collective and infinite wisdom through Esther Hicks – see more here and here if you are interested.) In one conversation they were saying that whilst affirmations are better than negative words/thoughts, unless the affirmative words really move our heart and soul they can become ineffective and counterproductive. Abraham offer some amazing ‘rampages of appreciation’ on various topics which are designed to ignite and propel our energy forward and encourage us to create our own personalized rampages. So with all the above said and the invitation to participate in this wonderful blog carnival subject let me begin a rampage of love and appreciation about…ME! (Uncensored and in no particular order)
I Love Me.
- I love who I am today, yesterday and the person I am evolving to be tomorrow
- I love my positive outlook
- I love my willingness to do things differently from the mainstream and live a life that is authentic for me
- I love being a parent to 2 amazing children and the immense love that we share
- I love my family and friends dearly and if a person is measured by the company he/she keeps then seriously I AM AWESOME!
- I love the progression and improvements that come every day
- I love the place in the world that I have chosen to live
- I love my connection with nature
- I love all the adventures and moments of calm I experience within the Earth’s embrace
- I love my choice to stay home and be with my children each and every day of their lives
- I love how my heart expands with the love I have for people I don’t know personally but who hold a joyful vibration and make a positive difference in the world.
- I love my own love of learning and the world-schooling path we have chosen for our family
- I love the fact that this learning journey is never ending and I joyfully bask in all that is yet to be discovered
- I love the path of self-development I have taken up until this point and the continued explorations
- I love the processes I use to evolve my holistic mental, physical and spiritual being
- I love the music I choose to listen to
- I love the foods I choose to consume
- I love what I choose to read
- I love the all the things that I choose to spend money on
- I love, love. Onelove
- I love that I have had beautiful natural births
- I love that I still breastfeed my children
- I love that I cook and create delicious food every day.
- I love my ability to make it through an active day with two young children on only 4 hours sleep
- I love me and everyone more when I get more sleep
- I love the sheer amount of things I do in a day – yup it’s a list shared by many mothers and I am amazed at all of us!
- I love all the craft things I’ve made for my children and the joy I have in doing so
- I love my joy of research. I love learning new things, finding new information and being enlightened about the world on all levels
Opening to self and the universe!
- I love being body aware and striving to always keeping myself in good physical shape
- I love my smile! (Remember that back-in-the-day song by Shanice? Well, I love your smile too!)
- I love my determination and willingness to get back on track when I feel I’ve steered off course
- I love the perfection of all these choices anyway
- I love my collection of homemade cloth menstrual pads and all the reasons I use them
- I love all the people that have ever touched my life in close or distant ways
- I love my unique set of gifts, talents and abilities
- I love that I constantly discover more gifts, talents and abilities as I progress through life
- I love the times I’ve fallen down and gotten back up
- I love my online community and all the things I learn from others who share via blogs, forums, articles, videos etc
- I love the gratitude I feel for life
- I love my ability to turn my mood around with positive self talk and by tuning in to what uplifts me in the moment
- I love my crazy multitasking skills
- I love my passion and playfulness
- I love my ideas and inspirations
- I love the words I write
- I love waking up everyday knowing that this is another day to give more love
- I love me!!!
Oooohh that was enjoyable I think I’ll do that more often!! Try doing your own personal rampage of appreciation…you may like it too!
Thank you for reading this post from the I Love Me!
Carnival. Please take some time to read the contributions from the other carnival participants:
(This list will be updated by the afternoon of October 28th with all the carnival links.)
- The Art of Being Thoughtful – Becky at Old New Legacy likes that she is mostly thoughtful but wants to become more thoughtful. She shares a story that demonstrates that giving gifts doesn’t have to be expensive.
- I love me (and running)! – Sheryl of Little Snowflakes writes about her new love of running and how it has helped her learn to love herself!
- For the Love of Moe – Valerie at Momma in Progress shares her thoughts on a body forever changed, but forever loved.
- Where I Find My Worth – Sarah at Parenting God’s Children shares how finding her worth in worldly things always falls short.
- Oh Yeah, I’m Cool – Tree at Mom Grooves shares her very favorite gift and the thing she most wants to pass on to her daughter.
- Loving – Rosemary at Rosmarinus Officinalis talks about some of the things she loves about herself – some easily, and some by choice for the sake of healing.
- caught in a landslide – jaqbuncad of wakey wakey, eggs and bakey! shares a list of reasons why zie loves hir body.
- I Love Me! – A Rampage of Appreciation! – Terri at Child of the Nature Isle stops waiting for anyone else to tell her she is wonderful and goes on a rampage of appreciation for herself!
- Raising Healthy Daughters – In a guest post at Natural Parents Network, Kate Wicker offers tips to pass on a healthy self-image to the young ladies in our care.
- Unexpected Benefits of a Healthy Pregnancy – How does it feel to have a healthy pregnancy? Dionna at Code Name: Mama discovers that making positive choices can be empowering.
- Filling Up Our Watering Cans – Nada at miniMOMist believes that practicing Sabbath is the same as being a gardener who lovingly tends to the flowers in her garden. She needs to fill up her watering can first.
- Better Body by Baby – Jess from Mama ‘Roo and Family Too! shares how having her first baby makes her feel even more beautiful and confident about her body than ever before.
- These Breasts Were Made for Nursing – Becoming a mother helped Mandy from Living Peacefully with Children to embrace her womanhood and improve her self image.
- Yeah, I’m Pretty Cool – Amanda at Let’s Take the Metro writes about her own self love and how she hopes to foster the same self-respect in her children.
- Who I’ve Become – The future is bright with That Mama Gretchen who shares her past and present perspective on body image and how she hopes to become a change agent with her daughter.
- Ever-Evolving Me – Joella at Fine and Fair writes to her daughter about her innate drive to continue learning, growing, and evolving.
- I love you for your mind – Lauren at Hobo Mama turns a dubious phrase on its head with a little self-loving slam poetry.
- Stop Think of Love with Your Body – Amy of Peace 4 Parents shares an exercise to gradually transition from hating to loving your body – stretch marks, sags, imperfections, and all.
- I Love Me! – Jenny @ I’m a full-time mummy shares the things that she loves about herself!
- First, I’m Superwoman. Later, I’m Supperwoman – Patti @ Jazzy Mama explains how she loves taking care of her amazing body. It birthed 4 children, after all!
- Baby Strikes A Pose – Emma from Your Fonder Heart writes about her family’s decision not to let their 7 month old model, and uses the opportunity to think more deeply about girls (young and old) and how they determine their self-worth.
- Love Your Tree – How do you picture the ways your body and mind change? Amy at Anktangle writes about how trees help her have perspective about her own growth over time.
- Pumpkin Butt – Zoie at TouchstoneZ writes about how birth and pumpkins are the way to accepting her body
- I do love me – Shannon at Pineapples & Artichokes talks about the lessons about loving herself she wants to pass along to her daughter.
- Appreciating Who I Am – Linni at An Unschooling Adventure describes the things she likes about herself and the way she appreciates who she is as a person.
- I love me! : A journey – Christine at African Babies Don’t Cry shares her journey on arriving at the point where she can say: I love me!
- My Daughter Doesn’t Care So Why Should I? – Jennifer at Hybrid Rasta Mama calls herself on the carpet for the image of self love and beauty she portrays in front of her toddler.
- Finding out who I am – Melissa at Vibrant Wanderings shares an exercise that helped her identify positive qualities she possesses, and how that has helped her learn to love herself.