'The Truth, I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything' Encourages Using our Memories in Positive Ways to Know Oursevles
Posted May 22 2009 11:58pm
After reading The Truth, I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything, a young woman of 23 wrote the following to me:
"I liked when the narrator would make lists about herself - values she wants to keep, and things about herself she's proud of. I never even though to do anything like that because I always felt boring and uninteresting. If that were an activity children would practice often, I think they'd develop a better habit of focusing on the positive things rather than the negative things about themselves, and others. We didn't do a whole lot of that at school. If we did, I don't remember being included... " Anonymous, New Jersey
The Truth, I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything inspires different girls, moms and women in different ways. For the young women quoted here, she enjoyed thinking about the value of making positive lists. She wishes that children would have more opportunities to do so. She suggests it would lead to more positive thinking habits. She is absolutely right! And remember it is never to late. So let's all get involved in the practice of thinking positively.
Practice Date With Yourself
Start a list of all the things you are good at. Try to add at least two items a day. For example:
Able to get up on time when the alarm rings
Use coupons wisely when food shopping
Cheer up people when they are sad
Good at giving kids quick baths
A good friend
Can think fast
Ok, now that is just a sample. The real list is yet to be created. It is your list!