Friday, June 25, 2010

Remind me why

A good friend of mine is going through a hard time right now.

OK, a couple of them are, but this is only about the one.

And she sent me an e-mail today, with subject line: "Remind me why I should have self esteem?"

And I sent back a very honest, very sincere, but pretty long list of all of what's so great about her. Because, seriously, she's amazing. Like, just incredible, in so many ways.

I felt it would be inappropriate to make her crisis of self-doubt about me (or anyone else) in our e-mail exchange, but, well, this is my blog. It's already about me, and all of you.

I am not in crisis, I just like to say and be told nice things.

So, two assignments for the comments:
  1. Remind me why I should have self-esteem. As always, comment anonymously if you must to prevent your spouses from knowing you're secretly in love with me.
  2. Post the same question to your own electronic corner of the world (blog, Facebook, whatever) and give the link, so we (I) can go respond. If you're worried it looks like you're fishing for compliments, tell them bzzzzgrrrl made you do it.


bzzzzgrrrl said...

Well. THAT was sad.

Joe said...

Wait, wait, wait. Some of us were out of the loop for a few days and are only now getting back up to speed.
Ahem. You, CMC, should have self-esteem because you make many people smile.
Trite? I don't think so. Bringing joy to the lives of others (whether through your words in a blog or your actions as a good friend) is about the most admirable quality one can possess.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Hey Joe? You rule. And I am glad if I make you smile. It's a good smile with a good guy behind it.

nyczoo said...

One of my favorite things about you/why you should have self-esteem is that you have a wonderful ability to fearlessly reinvent yourself over and over again.

Anonymous said...

You are reliable, loyal, and honest at the same time, and those are harder to combine than one might think.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

nyczoo- I like that, and also, I like hearing it from you, who is, herself, the queen of reinvention.

anonymous- I cannot think of a nicer possible compliment. I hope you'll out yourself to me if you feel you can.