I find it hard to say good things about myself. I know at first blush that sounds like a self-esteem issue, but it really isn't. Partly, I think it is a misplaced attempt at a bit of humility. I can't stand people who walk around telling you how fabulous they are - I mean, if you are so fabulous, surely I will be able to figure that out on my own. Also I think it is that while I recognize that some of my leading characteristics aren't necessarily desirable, they don't bother me. For instance, I have mentioned the grudge thing here before. No lie, if you cross me I will hate you with every fiber of my being forever and ever, amen. I don't see anything wrong with that. It doesn't bother me, and since I am hateful but not vengeful and will never trouble you with my hatred for you, it shouldn't bother you either. See how I justify? Also, I'm rude to people who annoy me (and it takes very little to annoy me), I procrastinate like it is my job and then act all sweet and capable and harried so people think I am really fabulous and working hard, and I have fat thighs.
I can go on and on telling you bad things about me, but when it comes to saying something good about myself I choke, almost literally. And since I am now raising a daughter and since I think it is my job to turn her into her own advocate, I am going to tell you something good about me. In fact, I am going to tell you three somethings, even though I think it might literally kill me to do so. And then, because I believe that women must not be meek and demure, you are going to tell me one at least good thing about you. Seriously, all of you. Just do it - brag, boast, be proud and tell the world (or at least this little corner of it) why you are amazing. (The guys can play too, all six of you.)
Me first, right? Here goes:
I am smart. Very smart. And I think brains on a woman are sexy.
I stand up for myself, I fight for myself, I speak for myself. And I stand up and fight for the people I love.
(Y'all, this is hard! Ok, one more.)
That? Was strangely satisfying. Now you. Tell me. What is good about you?