Saturday, December 29, 2012


a long time ago i was sitting in a room with a group of people and the social worker was trying to got everybody to write personal affirmations.

i'm not a big fan of affirmation writing. i simply don't need them. i'm a person with assets and liabilities just like everyone else, but unlike everyone in that room, i have a handle on both. in that room, people were really struggling to say anything positive about themselves at all.

still, not writing anything wasn't going to be a good use of my time.

so this is what i wrote, and when it was my turn to read, it is what i read to the group.

i'm totally awesome already. 

ok, sometimes i suck at things, but on the whole i'm awesome. you're awesome, too. we all are. have you looked around you? that's the way people are made.


do you hear me? we're awesome.

all of us.

junkie, thief, pro cyclist, child, banker, songwriter, family man, hockey player, social worker, speed skater, dairy farmer, ice fisherman, all of us. 


that's the way we're made, all of god's creation. we are all awesome already. imperfect, incomplete, and awesome. totally, beautifully, stunningly awesome.

each and every one of us.


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