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Cougar Challenge Cont.

Monday, October 15, 2012

As the last day of the challenge, another list of three things I love about myself:

1) I love that I like to know things--that I like to learn, and that I can remember things I learn.

2) I love that I can focus on living my life NOW--not 10 years from now, not after I have children (or my children, when I do have them, are grown), not when I graduate, or 50 pounds from now, or whatever. NOW. Maybe I can't do everything I want to do now (because I want to do a great many things) but I'm not in a constant holding pattern either.

3) I love that I have always loved fruits and vegetables--even as a child. Sometimes because of my husband's food allergies it can be challenging to get the variety I should (since a few things I can't have at all at home, others are hard to do at home so I don't do them often, and because when we share a meal we try to have foods we can both eat--since he wants to eat healthier as well) but it's never a hardship to snack on some jicama (one of my very favorite snacks!), pomegranates, cauliflower, snap peas, cucumbers, green peppers, concord grapes, blueberries, watermelon, or whatever else we have on hand.

I have been reading other people's lists--and people talking about them--and the one thing that keeps coming up is how hard it is to write them. I mean, I can quite easily come up with three things I love about my husband without blinking an eye; I could even come up without half thinking about it three things I love about my LIFE. I can easily think of threet hings I'm grateful for--I actually used to do that several times a week for a team I was active on, from the big things (like an awesome family and great friends) to the little things (like having fresh grapes in the fridge). But things that I love about myself, that are MY intrinsic qualities? That's so much harder to come up with. But the more I think about it, the more I think it is a really good thing to take the time to think about what we really like about ourselves--because we're worth it. I'm not saying that any of us are perfect, or that there's no room for improvement--but we still have characteristics that are worth appreciating.

So... even if you aren't on the Cougar's team (or visiting it), I challenge you to take a minute and blog about three things you really like about yourself. It could be something Big, like being really organized or smart or loyal, or it could be something smaller --like the fact that you can still ride a bike with no hands, or that you can keep a hula hoop up for 5 minutes (I doubt I could!), or that you make a mean margarita.
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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 10/17/2012 12:52AM

    Love the lists of things you love about yourself.

Mine would be that I'm flexible and open to new ideas, things, places. That I am a great cheerleader and that I can rock climb.

PS I earned it, just haven't gotten to do it yet. Too tired, then too sore in the hands with rainy weather. Going this Sunday! Can hardly wait.

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MONETRUBY 10/16/2012 3:45PM

    I love this list, and this exercise! I think I'm going to take you up on the challenge, and come up with some of the things I love about myself. It is really hard to do, isn't it?

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1MIN17SECB412PM 10/16/2012 1:18PM

    ::jumps up n' down clapping hands:: yes, yes, yes, learning to love learning would really be the pits, I'd think, but already loving to learn is such a cherry on top of life!! LOL!!

Freggies- nectar of the gods! Another huge fan of red grapes, pomegranates, blackberries, blueberries, watermelon... cucumbers, green peppers, avocado... never had the snap peas.

That 'focus' on the NOW is fabulous!! I really need to work on that. As usual, gr8 blog, Zanna!!

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TJCADDO 10/15/2012 11:30PM

    I love that you fence and that even though school is hard work you keep at it. You are not a quitter.

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JENS_DOIN_IT 10/15/2012 9:50PM

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GOODBYE-FRIENDS 10/15/2012 7:23PM

  I totally agree with how you put that loving others and self gratitude are so much easier than self-love!

Thanks for putting this blog out there..you RAWK and RAWR!



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