How many times do you look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are awesome. Have you ever had a time when you really needed someone to just look at you and tell you what an awesome mom, friend, wife, sister, homemaker, co-worker or person you are. Some people may believe that thinking this makes you conceited. But, I think believing in yourself is a huge key to a happy life. We should work 2gether and tell those around us how awesome they really are.
A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a good friend who was having troubles with her boyfriend. My friend, Mandy, was explaining the situation and said “I’m pretty awesome and I want him to see that too”. (Let me fast forward to present day and tell you that her boyfriend did end up seeing how awesome she is and they are now engaged.) Ok, back to the story, I told Mandy how great it is that she could even say with confidence that she’s awesome. We started discussing why don’t people say that more often about ourselves and those around us.
A few days later Mandy sent me a blog about a mom who was writing about her 5 year old daughter who always said she was awesome. The blog questioned why and how someone else can take that awesomeness away at some point in our lives. The blog was so great that I started spreading the word and sharing the story about how we, moms especially, need to tell each other how awesome we are. We also need to help our children know that they are awesome too, no matter what other people say or do.
Later that week, I was picking up my oldest at daycare and one of his teachers said, “I have to tell you that Jackson is full of awesomeness. He’s is awesome and knows he’s an awesome kid”. I almost cried because that was such a great compliment especially after all the discussion about being awesome that week.
I continued to spread the word and share this “awesome” belief with others. As a parent, I feel one of the hardest jobs is teaching confidence as well as maintaining humbleness. In addition, it’s very difficult to take that teaching and instill it in ourselves. We need to set the example and enjoy watching our children be proud of who they are and what they accomplish.
I’ve taken it upon myself to tell my friends that they are awesome at what they do and during certain situations. Although you don’t need people to tell you that you are awesome, it certainly helps as you start building your self-confidence and work on those times when someone took your awesomeness away.
So let’s spread the word and encourage each other to be awesome and create awesomeness. Hey, we may not all be perfect, but parts of all of us are PRETTY AWESOME and we now need to believe it!