Sunday, September 2, 2007

I Love Me(me)

Fianna of Fianna's Little Internet Space and Kaytabug of Lady K tagged me for a Stuart Smalley meme sometime ago. Truthfully, I had to check out Wikipedia for the meaning of the Stuart Smalley expression. So now I know that Stuart Smalleyisms are good things about oneself, here is my list of self-affirmations.

1. I was a beautiful baby, no really. See...




2. I like my first name, which is Molly. My middle name is not bad either. I am proud to have the same middle name as my Grandma, which is Jane. I was born on Grandma Gray's seventy-fifth birthday. We were always both glad that I did not share her first name, Orpha.

3. You can count on me. If I make a promise or a commitment, it is going to happen. I am Mrs. Dependable with a capital D. On the other hand, I try not to make outlandish promises.


4. I am usually an optimist. However, I do try to be realistic so the glass may not be half full, but the glass is at least 7/16 full.

5. When my sons, Dean and Luke, were in the tenth and seventh grade, I told them that we were all the perfect height, 5'7". They grew taller to 6' and 6'5''. I am still the perfect height.

6. I have been married for 40 years to the sweet Daddy D.

7. I am trying to follow the commandment "love your neighbor as yourself." Truthfully, some neighbors are easier to love than others.

8. I won a Lilly Teacher Creativity Grant in the summer of 2000. The grant proposal was called Capturing Wildflowers. Using a digital camera, my husband and I spent the summer identifying and photographing wildflowers throughout the state of Indiana. At the time, digital photography was in a burgeoning stage.


9. I have been fortunate to be active in a local event, Coats for Kids, that provides warm winter coats for those in need. In the past four years, we have provided more than 2000 coats to those in the community.

10. I try to encourage others.

So how did I do? If you want the opportunity to brag about affirm yourself, consider yourself tagged. If you try your hand at being Stuart Smalley, let me know in the comments. I would love to read all the wonderful things about you.


22 comments:

Biddie said...

That was awesome. It's really hard to come up with affirmations about yourself. You did a great job.
I love the name Molly. My Middle daughter is Jessica, but her nickname is Molly. Go figure. :)

Cazzie!!! said...

Awww, what a lovely picture.

I love the name Molly, it was my great Grandma's name.

Being realistic is a good way to stay grounded..and you can still have fin and enjoy life's good things too :)

Coats for kids sounds like an awesome idea! We have blanket drives over here...but the coats is wonderful. Kids always need to keep warm. I was thinkng today..each of my kids will need new summer clothes for our up coming Summer season... and it costs alot depending on where you shop.
for me, I go to an Oportunity Shop that raises money for Diabetes Research. I donate clothes to them..all good and nice ones, and then I get a discount off whatever I buy from their massive shop.
I plan on buying material next week from there..all donated material..and running up some nice summer dresses for the girls and some shirts for the boys.

daddy d said...

Mrs.D. I always have liked how that sounds. Even more, I like how we have lived out our lives together. Your were a beautiful baby. And baby look at you now!

Biddie said...

I forgot to mention that I think that Coats For Kids is a wonderful organization. We have it here, too, and I always try to donate our old coats. Nobody should have to go without a warm coat.
Kudos to you!

Margaret said...

You are a beautiful and wonderful person, Molly! I'm happy to read your affirmations.

ChrisB said...

No argument you were a beautiful baby and I have learnt a lot more about you which confirms just how 'nice' you are :)

captain corky said...

You did a great job. I'm very impressed. :)

I always try to look at the glass as being 7/16 full too, but that's because I spill the rest all over myself. ;)

Beccy said...

You really were a gorgeous baby and a very kind person...great meme.

Pamela said...

you are perfect.

I have yet to do my "I love Me(me)"

right now I have a bad cold, and feel just about as miserable as one can.

I should be napping - not reading.

Your positive post was worth it tho

Jen said...

I think Molly is a lovely name for a lovely baby, I'll have to remember that ;-)

I think you have every reason to love yourself, mjd!

Blancodeviosa said...

you are amazing! i love this meme :)

Tiggerlane said...

I'm so glad you did this meme! And the Coats for Kids project is a great one...I actually attended a Prince concert where he took donations for the project at the gate - you had to have a coat as part of admission.

Kaytabug said...

OH this was great...I love reading these loving meme's!! I am so glad you did this! It is something that is really great to do for yourself!! Plus if you are ever feeling down I bet it will perk you up!!!

Thanks for taking the time to do this!! Beautiful Baby! You ROCK!

The Ex said...

Molly is my absolute favoritest name ever. :) I love your name too.

paddy said...

consider yourself tagged- not a chance in hell, ha! but I know believe what you say about yourself- you're a kind person; you have to me anyway. Thanks for being you.
Y;-) Paddy

Tink said...

You were a beautiful baby! Although at first I thought you were giving the Vulcan Salute. *Snort*

Donetta said...

I like that you love you. Your beautiful in your character. Thanks for sharing.

Molly said...

I am glad for you that you were spared the trauma of being named Orpha....Was she a very strong woman, I wonder. All those other things about you sound lovely....

goldennib said...

You did a great job and gosh darn it, you are a good person.

TheBirdman33 said...

you were a beautiful baby. Sorry I haven't been around much, haven't even been around much on my own blog. But now I am at Corky's and he helped me upgrade my template, so you are on the roll call now.
=)

Nancy said...

This was such an uplifting post to read.

Indeed, as everyone else has pointed out you were a beautiful baby, but more so, you are a beautiful person.

Eh, Orpha? The flip side, it could have been Oprah, lol

Debs said...

Great job on the meme! :D You were a beautiful baby! Not saying you are ugly now!! Just to get that straight! :)


I must disagree with the 5'7" being the perfect height. 5'8" is the perfect height. :P But since it is your blog..... ;) *LOL*

Great post!!