I for an I

“You have heard that it has been said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, do not fight with the man who wants to fight. Whoever hits you on the right side of the face, turn so he can hit the other side also” (Matthew 5:38-39 NLV).

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In my friend Eliza’s recent gratitude challenge, she said, “Write down five things that you like about yourself.”

Well, gee, Eliza, that’s tough! We don’t often compliment ourselves. At least I don’t, so I’ll take your challenge.

  • I like my smile.
  • I like that I’m working on my master’s degree.
  • I like that I still dance like no one is watching.
  • I like that I have meaningful relationships.
  • I like my sense of adventure.

Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek.” So for a Good Friday bonus: I like that I’m not a fighter. Peace be with you today.

What about you? What are five things you like about yourself?

A to Z Challenge

You guys, I made it through the letter I, and I like that, too. Honestly I have no ideas for J. I jumped on this A-Z blogging challenge at the last possible minute without much thought or a master plan. Join me tomorrow as I try to stick to my theme of gratitude, and please know that I’m grateful each time you visit. Here are links to my challenge posts so far:

A is for Apple and B is for Boozer and C is for Champagne and Chanel No. 5 and D is for Dad and E is for Epiphany and F is for Faith + Gratitude = Peace + Hope and G is for Great _______ and H is for Hatbox and Honeysuckle

45 thoughts on “I for an I

    1. I can, Dave! 1) I like how you are an encourager. 2) I like how an old dog can blog. 3) I like your strength in overcoming three kidney transplants.
      4) I like how you choose joy. 5) I like how you face fear.

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  1. I like that I love giving back to people those things I see that lend to them their own amazing self. People are ordinary everyday miracles and that makes every one of us extraordinary. I love that you write from passion and clarity. Thanks for this!

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  2. Oh this is a good one. Let me see. Five things I like about myself:

    I like the color of my hair.
    I like how I’ve learned to be more patient.
    I like how people seek me out for advice.
    I like my ability to daydream and write about it.
    I like how I found the courage to start writing a blog.

    Great post. 🙂

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  3. Thanks!

    J is for joining. Though you did J already.

    I is for integrity. I is for intelligence – I don’t mean academic but all types. I is for intuition. Hey that is the best. Intuition guides us if we let it.

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      1. Your Gatsby post hooked me! Then I saw the A to Z collection and couldn’t stop reading! I may have to rise to that challenge myself.
        I absolutely adore your blog! ❤


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