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This week, the question of the week is...................
What is one thing that you absolutely love about yourself?
What's funny, is I love alot about myself. I am a lovin Rocksee fool. In my opinion if you aren't your biggest cheerleader, who else will be?? You have to love yourself before you can start taking care of your body and your soul. I am big believer in that. I've always been the fat girl. All my life.. But I've always felt that if I could love how god made me and maybe just try to improve upon it, then that would be better that constantly digrading and chastising myself for not being the standard that everyone wanted.
But anyways.. getting back to the question. I think the major thing about myself that I love is that I am resiliant. I am strong willed and have overcome alot in my life. I deal with people everyday who have used the bad situations in the past as a excuse to screw up their lives. I chose not to be that way.
I have dealt with cancer, rape, domestic violence, more cancer, even MORE cancer.. and I have chose to take the high road and deal with those things in a positive way. I think by my experiences in life, I hope that I can make a difference in the lives of others. I am lucky to have the opprotunity in my career field.
I also feel that the bad parts of my life have made me not as judgemental towards people. I came to realize very early that I am very blessed to have the life I have. One wrong turn could have led me into the life that I didn't want. One wrong turn and my life would have been completely different.
So I choose not to judge people by the mistakes or the choices that they have made. I made alot of wrong decisions and alot of people gave me chances to do right. SO I try to extend that gesture to others that I have crossed paths with.
Experience shapes us, but it doesn't define who we are.