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  • September 10th, 2009 | 9:53 PM
Thankful Thursday

There has been a recurring chorus from a few special friends in my life of late. They tell me things and I refuse to believe them and then they tell them to me again and I push them away and they keep telling me these things until I'm ready to cry because I don't see the person they see and eventually I start to feel like maybe they might be telling me the truth which just blasts all my old preconceptions about myself right out of the water.

I am so grateful to have friends like these in my life.

Thank you.

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September 11th, 2009 09:28 am (UTC)
Friends can be found in many different places and in many different ways. For different reasons. I know exactly what you mean because until a few years ago I didn't believe I had any friends and refused to believe that people could like me just for me. Once I came to that realisation the rest was easy. Like you I could not see the true person that they were seeing in me either. I drew strength and confidence from all my friends and my advice to you would be to do the same. I took a bit of each of the qualities that I most admired in each of them to make myself the sort of person I wanted to be. A little bit of you is there too. You helped me believe in myself and to know that maybe just maybe I did have something to offer. Thank you for that I am thankful on Thankful Thursday even though it is Friday here.

-Anne McKenna

September 11th, 2009 03:38 pm (UTC)
Anne, I'm glad to hear you are starting to believe in yourself too.
September 11th, 2009 10:38 am (UTC)
I am grateful you have friends like those in your life, too. You are a wonderful person, Susan! It's OK to believe it. :-)

September 11th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jo. It's that OK to believe it thing that I struggle with but I'm working on it.
September 11th, 2009 11:44 am (UTC)
That indeed is a lot to be thankful for.

Susan, you are the best.
September 11th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Jeannine. I do have so much to be thankful for.
September 12th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
There are special people out there who focus on the person you've come to be, rather than remembering who you used to be. That is empowering and I'm so glad you have people like this in your life. Enjoy your weekend!
September 18th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am trying to embrace the empowerment.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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