Today I was going to add Brave to my Jar Of Compliments!
It was a compliment I recently received! :)
The funny thing was when I was reading through my compliments it was already in there…
Someone must have already said it to me before. Not that it didn’t mean anything before I’m sure that it did!
But I am just now starting to believe that I Can Be Brave!
So far behind with goal-keeping I completely over-looked this one, til now.
At the beginning of the goal, I was in a place whereby the need for reassurance of my worth was at a low. So it was very timely and extremely helpful. Even though I didn’t share the individual ‘Compliments’ I had received or given myself on each occasion, I continued to fill my jar.
And to that jar! Ironically I chose to fill what I call the Wild Woman Jar with my compliments. It sits atop the fridge these days and was something my Mother bought me at an Art Fair when I was in my 20’s. The irony is that it’s my Mother that affects my self-worth/lessness the most!
So 9 months down the track and a few compliments later, I know that the place I was in when I joined this goal is 90% behind me. I will though, keep the compliments in the Jar, just to remind me!
~ Understanding (sometimes too much)
~ Good to have around!
~ Have a great Smile
~ Great with people
and Naladka for letting us steal the idea from an entry of hers. :)
Today after a long time I took down my jar from where it was decorating a little area perfectly, and opened up to the wafting scent of roses. I thought I’d only want to read a few, but then I needed to read them all. So instead of taking each petal out one at a time, I pulled them all out, and slowly put them back one at a time. And then? I did it again making sure I’d pulled all the ones out since some in there are still blank. :)
And later on after some hard times (not horrible, just low-level turmoil from living with jerks) I was stretching on my bed trying to destress when I leaned over and was hit with the faint scent of what?...... roses. :) from earlier when I had the petal compliments out.
I’m so grateful for this goal. It’s not perfect – my jar still has half the label still stuck on it. (oops lol) But it has a straw red ribbon bow to match the red petals, and seeing those compliments in my own handwriting and doodlings, telling me who I am. Me.... worth being on rose-scented silky red rose petals in silver ink too!
can’t help but have a very small, but real smile at how that makes me feel. :)
I’m really late writing this entry!
But my compliment jar is All Done! (Yay!)
I really enjoyed working on it & plan to add to it as compliments come my way & hopefully learn to compliment myself also!
Today I was feeling bad about myself maybe I should go read some of those compliments!
I am working on my jar of compliments!
I’m having fun & taking my time!
I sure could use the reminders to read when I’m all done!
It couldn’t be Crafty Friday it was already Fascinating Friday! (LOL)
A wonderful compliment that is going into my compliment jar!
Someone on 43Things today told me that I was fascinating!
Thank You so much!
I might be ready to work on this!
Been putting some thought into this, but haven’t actually gotten started on it yet!
Or just use something cute I already own to put my compliments in!
But still make it crafty & personalized in some way!
So, I decided to finish this goal today by writing 9 positive things about myself:
It wasn’t very easy, but I sign my name under each one of those :)
jvtdc Getting off of my butt and getting something done!
I need to decorate it, I’m not sure what to do yet. It will be simple, no matter what I do.
What do I do with it after that?