Friday Five: Feel Free to Brag Edition

From Singing Owl:
Lately I seem to be encountering many people who have a very difficult time finding anything good to say about themselves. They are able to extend grace and forgiveness's to others but find it difficult to extend that same grace to themselves.
With that in mind, let's share some healthy affirmation today! Tell us five things you like about yourself!

1. I make people laugh, and I laugh easily, too.
2. I'm really good at saying no. It sounds funny, but I've had a lot of people tell me that they wished they knew how to say no as clearly, firmly, and politely as I do.
3. I have a friendly smile.
4. I'm hospitable, wherever I am.
5. I'm a great cat mom.


  1. Saying "no" is a fabulous attribute. Good for you! And laughter is wonderful to buoy or bounce!

  2. Saying no...a trememdous gift

    And of course, I love your #5.

  3. I'd love to catch a glimpse of your friendly smile! Come over for a cup of tea, anytime!

    PS: People say I make it easy for them to say "no". I think that's a pretty good partner to your #2. Guilt is not cool.

  4. You could make a bundle as a consultant that helps people learn to say no. :) Is it easier if you laugh at what you're asked to do and then say no? I've got the laughing part down.

  5. Yay for smiles! And I'd love to listen in as you say "no." ;-) I do it, but never comfortably.

  6. Thanks for visiting me earlier! What a great list! Full of welcome and joy and boundary and care--great, great, combination!


  7. I may be wrong, but you just described an exuberant person. I just met one at a silent retreat. I love how they can spread joy even in silence.


"So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was."
-Saint Molly Ivins