Posted by: Kate | August 12, 2010

If

My Facebook status from this morning:

If I was half as competent as my daughter thinks I am, and some tiny fraction as reliable as my older son believes, and a portion as fun and safe as my baby knows, I would be a seriously amazing human being.

I think the challenge is to try and remember to see myself through other people’s eyes for a while, because it’s pretty clear that I’m harder on myself than anyone else ever could be. And maybe if I threw in some acceptance of my husband’s belief in my ability to get healthy again – not to mention his insistence that I’m not a scarred and physically broken as I perceive – I might start really making some progress in this whole recovery thing.

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Responses

  1. Kate, belive all those things. We all do.

  2. seconded. Its not even “I think you can..” it’s “I KNOW you can…I know you can….”

    love you.

  3. I saw that facebook status, and I echo what lots of people said there: You ARE an amazing person. But you’re right … you – like most of us – are harder on yourself than others would ever be. I’m part of a small spiritual-transformation group (just five of us), and at our first retreat, we had to share one word that described each of the others. It was so interesting – and confidence-boosting – to see what others said of me.

  4. It can be really hard to have a “real” perspective when you’re right in the middle of it- something about a forest and some trees, right?
    Hang in there- I believe in you. xo


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