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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Observations on Becoming~ August 15

Its another Sunday! I can hardly believe it but I'm glad-besides the fact that  this time passing so fast leaves me winded and with not as much as I would like done each week. *sigh* Anyway, let's talk of things that don't make me try not to be stressed out. :p

Well, I've been posting a lot about other people, situations, or virtues, and not very much about myself, personally. Well, lately I've been thinking about appreciating myself! If we have a healthy respect and love for ourselves, perhaps it would help us to not slip into pity-parties/self-deprecation or pride/vanity. Very often, pride is a cover up for a lack of healthy respect and love for the creatures G-D's created us to be. And so are pity-parties. You can be confident and humble. There is no need for extremes :) Of course this is much easier said than done. : p

Myself, I tend towards pity parties. Indeed, I used to have them very often as a child. :p
"Katherine (of course, I am never actually called that, but of course I won't slip and let you find out my real name *grins*), please clean your room!"
*mutters under breath while deep in the closet* "I'm always cleaning my room and no one ever helps me. I'm treated  like Smea in Nicholas Nickleby, or Dobby in Harry Potter." 

Of course, I never said anything like that.... : p Ok, ok, I perhaps did, but please know it wasn't founded on truth and my parent's never treated me like that. :p  But, back to our topic *coughs*

Anyway, I just wanted to say- we can appreciate ourselves!  Aren't we made in His image? Hasn't He created us as beautiful creatures?? :) Let's not be narcissistic, and let's not be the queen bee of pity parties. :) And as you see I used extremes, to example how those are extremes. : P

I really don't know what else to observe. : p But enjoy and have  a good week! I'll be joining a blog party and this week is the week of fun!!! WOOT! And the next week is going to be even better! Yay! My dearest deary dear is coming for almost a whole week! SO I hope your August is as great as I hope mine to be :)



  1. Lovely thoughts - definitely something that I've been thinking about of late.
    Thanks for posting!

  2. Wonderful, inspirational and very very true. By the way "Dobby in Harry Potter." *chuckle* wonderful reference.

  3. Katherine,
    So true!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog last week! I've been super busy which is why I'm getting back to you so late. I see you love English - yes, I'm sure you'd be reading Language Myths before classes started too, haha. It's definitely good reading if you have any interest in linguistics.

  4. Hey, Katherine. Sorry I am now getting back to you on the interview thing. I wasn’t intentionally trying to ignore you, I was caught up with the whole giveaway process that I didn’t have time to email you, or comment about the interview.
    Anyway, please let me know if you still want to do it.


    P.S You also won a prize from my giveaway! Congrats. :)


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