February 23, 2010

Looking Past the Lens

Sometimes you just need to remind yourself to love who you really are.

Sometimes life is hard, it knocks us down and it leaves bruises. Sometimes we just need a reminder to love ourselves. To remember back to our childhood’s with the world laid out in front of us knowing we could take it all on and come out perfect on the other side unscathed, unbruised and undeniably happy.
It is my hope that "Looking Past the Lens" will help to remind each of us what it is we love about ourselves and hopefully put a little smile on everyone's face.

Every Tuesday I will ask you to answer four questions.
1. What is one thing that you love about yourself today?
2. What is one thing that you just can't stop smiling about?
...this can be a person, a song, a photograph, a quote...the possibilities are endless!
3. A moment recently where you felt truly special.
4. A personal goal for the upcoming week.

I would also like to share your stories. Stories of triumph, moments of success, tales of people who have reached their goals and want to pat themselves on the back for a job well done, and inspire others. Each week I hope to open the questions with a story submitted by one of you. So please submit them to me by clicking the e-mail link to the right.
and now, on to the questions!

1. What is one thing that you love about yourself today?
I love the side of my waist today. I have been exercising and working hard, and I can feel the way my muscles in that area are tighter now. The way my skin is taut. And I know it's only the first step toward having a healthy and toned body.
2. What is one thing that you just can't stop smiling about?
I can't stop smiling at an article I read today from NY Magazine stating 50 Steps to Simple Happiness . My favorite says, “Leave your mouth in that slightly upturned position it takes after saying ‘Cheez Whiz.’ It’s a relaxed, confident look that will convince other people you know what you’re doing."
3. A moment recently where you felt truly special.
Just a moment ago, when Spencer agreed that he couldn't wait to tolerate me for the rest of his life. :)
4. A personal goal for the upcoming week.
To go to the gym four more times this week, and to finish the laundry.

Make sure you add your link to the list so people can read your answers!

Jenni


12 comments:

Simone said...

This is such a lovely post Jenni, you are FABULOUS!!!

Here are mine (I needed this today....how did you know?!)

1. What is one thing that you love about yourself today?
Hmmmm.....my ability to always be positive even when I am not always feeling that way.

2. What is one thing that you just can't stop smiling about?
My trip to Paris, leaving in 43 days and counting :) :) :) :)
photograph, a quote...the possibilities are endless!

3. A moment recently where you felt truly special.
My son telling me that I wasn't just a mummy, I was a "cooker" when I made something he really liked :)

4. A personal goal for the upcoming week.
To go to the gym twice, I am struggling with even getting there at the moment!

Have a lovely day honey :)

Only 241 days......yeah!!!!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Hey fellow KC blogger! Thanks for stopping by my blog today...I always love "meeting" new people! Feel free to come by anytime. Congrats on the upcoming wedding!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

THis is such a great idea! I share the same goal with you this week! :)

Gwen said...

What a great idea this is!!! Congrats on the waist line feeling tighter. Isn't that the best feeling in the world!!!

Here are my answers...

1. What is one thing that you love about yourself today?
I love my Jade is the New Black nail color today!! Having a fresh polish on is the greatest!!!

2. What is one thing that you just can't stop smiling about?
My green nail polish. :) Totally making me grin every time I look at my hands.

3. A moment recently where you felt truly special.
Saturday Ellie stood next to me when I was getting dressed and she said...Mommy you are so pretty and I love you. My heart melted!!!

4. A personal goal for the upcoming week.
To "work out" every day. I may not make it to the gym every day but I can still work out at home.

Kimbirdy said...

I love this! I'm totally playing along {officially} next Tuesday!

But for today:
1. Today I'm loving my hair! Perfectly tousled!

2. I can't stop smiling about the prospect of moving and all the exciting changes/adventures I could have in a new city!

3. Last night the boyfriend called to say he missed me and couldn't wait to see me today! Sigh...

4. My personal goal this week is to exhibit self-control with some of my fattening food habits.

Kerr said...

great post. I just found you from Summer's link. I posted on mine also. Cute blog!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

love this idea here!!

good luck...
-kelley

Rasha said...

great idea. SO Cute.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love it!

1. Love my hair straight today - it's so sleek!
2. Making banana bread and giving it away!
3. Just talking to my husband on the phone and him saying he wants me to come to London early to be with him and feed him!
4. Do more crunches and pushups.

my name is lauren. said...

i loved this idea jenni. read a couple on other blogs as well. thanks for doing this!

~KS said...

I am so behind on reading my favorites...

This is an AMAZING idea... Even if I can't play along every week, I will be reading your questions and answering them to myself to remind myself of how much beauty there is in all of us...

You never cease to amaze me...

Liz said...

CHEEZ WHIZ, CHEEZ WHIZ, CHEEZ WHIZ, gotta remind myself that from now on. lovely post Jenni.