Friday, September 01, 2006

Thirteen on a Thursday - liking oneself

I first saw Thursday Thirteen from wrigley, and said, well, the story i want to write isn't complete yet, so might as well give this one a shot.

I went to their site and found a challenge by Denise. It goes like this:

“I would like to challenge all Thirteeners to come up with 13 things they like about themselves on the next Thursday 13…September 7.

I feel like we, as women, spend so much time scrutinizing ourselves that we sometimes forget the good stuff.”

Well, even if it's not a Thursday and I'm not a woman, let me get a crack at this post.

Thirteen Things that MOKS Likes About Himself

1. I can laugh at anything, most especially myself. Instead of moping around and wallowing in sorrow, years of being the 'dark and brooding' type has enabled me to get a hold of myself and pick myself up whenever I feel sad. I may not be the best joker around, but I'm goofy enough to keep the blues away.

2. I'm not obsessed abou
t how i look. It's not that I'm normally dugyot -- i do comb my hair on occassion -- but I can't help but laugh at people who can't seem to keep it together when they have even a singular stray hair. I know that looks matter -- in this image-obsessed world, what can you expect? -- but it's not the only thing that matters. There are far more worthy things we can chase.

3. I'm smart. Well... reasonably.

4. I'm not afraid to fail. I just don't see the logic of not trying just because the odds are against you. So what if at the end of the game the scoreboard says 9 million to 1? At least you were in the game, right? Defeat is always a state of mind, not a mere result.

5. I sing even though I don't have the voice for it; I dance whenever I want.

6. I have no trouble admitting I have no idea about some things.

7. I'm ok alone. Of course, it's much much much more fun when love and friends are around.

8. I do believe in fairies, i do, i do. And in dragons and unicorns and underground cities and enchanted swords and time travel and immortals and secret quests and magic and monsters and all the other things that make this world a much more exciting place. Fantasy is my reality.

9. I do what i have to do. Even if I don't like it, or it's
hard, or inconvenient. If I need to do it, I will.

10. My faith. My God is infinitely larger than me -- far far larger than my sins, my doubts, my inequities, my 'good' deeds, even my love. Thank God He's like that.

11. My girls (heehee). In spite of all the frustrations, the hurts, the regrets... I'm thankful I've met them and known them.

12. That I was born poor. It gave me incredible hardships and insecurities all throughout my life, but I definitely would not be who I am today if I did not grow up poor. I would not have learned how to persevere at things if I have always had it easy. I would not be able to identify and symphatize with poverty issues if I were not one of them. I would not have developed a backbone if every time I needed something I'll come running to dada.

And what I like most about myself is...

13. That I was able to admit to myself that I need Jesus Christ. Best decision EVER.

* All images from They have a good stock of photos, check it out.

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


leah said...

nice. :-)

wrigley said...

haha Denise shouldnt have said "women" because it's for everybody.:) i think she visits blogging mamas' sites only.

nway, what i like abt u is ur singing like no one's there, ur sleping in front of ur pc in the middle of the game and the fact na wala kang kaarte arte sa ktawan.

great list! have u seen mine?

wrigley said...

btw, me likey fotosearch, too! pics are so great!

Jersey Girl said...

Nice list...I find laughter keeps me sane and helps me keep life in perspective. :)

Kat said...

Hi Moks! Your new blog is so clean! I like it. (-:

Norma said...

She also said it is for Sept. 7, but oh well. I don't plan to do it, so if you did it on Friday Sept. 1, that's fine.

Nice list.

My TT is up.

mean said...

glad for you, kuya moksy..(^_^)