Answer me this #18

by Lori Lavender Luz on June 12, 2010

in Answer me this

What whole-hearted and positive statement can you make about your body? Your personality?

And, as you consider whether or not to make a comment, are you finding it easy or difficult to be whole-hearted?

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a June 12, 2010 at 7:45 am

I have pretty eyes. I am generally giving (qualified because the giving sometimes depends on the person and what they ask)

I don’t find it difficult to be whole-hearted because I am a fairly straightforward person and an absolute realist. While I am more likely to tell you about my sturdy Polish legs, and the belly I inherited from my dad’s family, I also know that my eyes are my best feature. Personality, though is more difficult. Everything is qualified, because I am unlikely to be generous to people who have hurt me (i.e. I forgive, but I don’t forget).

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Erica June 12, 2010 at 8:42 pm

As a young girl I always felt “fat.” Into college I was very self conscious about my body. Now I am proud to say that I feel very comfortable in my own skin. I accept those things that are not perfect according to society. The thing is that my weight and shape have not really changed since high school. It is all a mind set.

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LJ June 13, 2010 at 10:08 am

I love my long legs, and though I want to snark on my thighs, I’m holding back and proud of how far they carry me on long runs.

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Shannon Buckley June 13, 2010 at 10:10 am

From the move anchorman “Mmmmm… I look good. I mean really good. Hey everyone… come and see how good I look.”

hehe :)

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

Love it, Shannon!

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Rachel June 13, 2010 at 10:13 am

I love my body, in spite of all its imperfections.

I love how I can laugh out loud just like my mother.

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

That’s a wonderful trait to have, Rachel.

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luna June 13, 2010 at 10:36 am

I think a big heart might be my best bodily feature. sadly, I find it difficult to embrace the outside of late.

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:08 am

Sigh. I know how you feel.

You DO have a big heart. Housed in a lovely body.

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Socialwrkr24/7 June 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I can whole heartedly say that I love my body for all the times it has comforted, cuddled, and soothed my loved ones and all the kids I’ve cared for – whenever I feel unkind towards my body, I remember those times to turn my thoughts around!

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battynurse June 14, 2010 at 12:33 am

That is a difficult one for me. I’m getting a little better at it but it’s still really hard for me to say there is something about my body that I whole heartedly love. My personality? Sure. That’s my sense of humor. My body? More difficult. I’d have to say either my eyes or my smile.

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:09 am

Your eyes and smile are beautiful. And I think loving one’s body is a journey for most of us.

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Martha at A Sense of Humor is Essential June 15, 2010 at 8:40 am

I have a great smile! Yes, wholeheartedly, unreservedly, and unabashedly!! Mwah!!!!

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:09 am

Love this! Your smile comes through in your blogging.

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Kami June 16, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I read this the day after it was published and then got distracted. For many hours while I was doing other things I thought about what I would put and – this part surprised me – I found I wanted to describe what I was saying with negative details.

As in:
My body is strong. As in “healthy” but not as healthy as I want it to be, but I feel like it won’t let me down in the near future. Well, not more than it has in terms of reproduction . . .

Yeah, like that. The funny thing is that I see myself as having a pretty good self esteem.

Personality wise – I like that I can get along with a lot of different personality types if I want to. I am good at reading people and telling them what they want to hear while still being honest. Like the verbal dance that goes on in job interviews.

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:10 am

Oooh, that verbal dance. I know it well.

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Luv my 4 Rapscallions June 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I like that I genuinely like people for exactly who they are. ( unless they are evil, or full of ridicule for defenseless people). This is not to say I don’t have lively discussions. … That people don’t ever annoy me .. But I find myself liking them anyway.

I am also optimistic. I got this from both my parents. Even as my mom I slowly being consumed by cancer, she finds ways to say..”hey, it could be worse”

About my body: I like my hair…. Also from my wonderful, kind, sassy mom! ( Mom’s hair is thinner … Chemotherapy . “Hey, at least I am lucky enough to live in a country where chemo is available. At least it is working. … For now. It could be worse.”. Mom even named her wig. But I digress.

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Lavender Luz June 18, 2010 at 9:12 am

I agree with all your points. I so admire your good-heartedness toward others, and have been on the receiving end of it many times :-)

And your optimism has affected me, too. Love your mama. And not just because she introduced me to Dark & Stormys.

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