I Love That About Us

The Love Affirmation: I Love That about MeIf you’ve picked up a copy of my Art of Self Love ebook, you know that one of my favorite ways to transform the vibe of self-judgment is to say, I love that about meΒ for whatever I’d been judging myself about.

Example, instead of being embarrassed that I snort when I laugh, I transform it to appreciation by thinking, “I love that about me.”

On a dime I feel much better about snorting.

(Who knew how cute that is?!)

It’s a little weird how well it works.

Instead of being mad at myself that I’m running late again, I dip into the good vibes by saying, “I love that about me.”

And all of a sudden I do! It is one of my favorite methods for magical vibe-shifting.

Guess what else it works on?

Everyone around you.

Let’s say – hypothetically, of course – that it bugs me how critical my ex can be of others. As I feel that negative energy building within as I’m judging him – I try on the thought, “I love that about him.”

And all that negative energy goes poof instantly.

When I’m having an issue with a vendor who seems unresponsive and irresponsible, I say in my mind, “I love that about them.” And in that moment I see a whole a different version of the company. Without the thought, they’re jerks. With the thought, they’re adorable. ?!

Okay, that’s cool, but does it work for “bigger” things?

Putin. That’ll put it to the test (for me).

As I entertain all the judgment I have of Russia’s leader and that downed Malaysian passenger plan, I say out loud, “I love that about him.”

You know what happened next? It’s like I shifted perspectives and could see that drama from a different – higher – perspective. One where he wasn’t dangerous or threatening, and more like I was watching a cartoon or movie scene.

I can’t say I landed on him as an adorable guy, but it definitely shifted something.

I don’t know whether this love affirmation will do anything for you or not, but in case it does I wanted to share. Enjoy!

And feel free to report back with your experiences. πŸ™‚

  • July 25, 2014
  • Quilly says:

    Hey Jeannette …
    OK, I HATE doing laundry and sometimes buy new stuff just to avoid it … and I really DO love that about myself … LOL …
    I am vagarious, sometimes saying one thing while simultaneously doing the opposite, and I ADORE that about myself (it shows flexibility of mind!) …
    And how about those wacky folks in Gaza who just can’t seem to get along? Gotta love ’em …
    XXOXX … Q

  • Kat says:

    (oops…) what I needed to hear this morning, both for me and for the lovely ones around me! Thank you as always for your spot-on advice! I love that about you!!!

  • Kat says:

    Hey Jeannette!
    I haven’t written in an embarrassingly long time (I love that about me…!) This was EXACTLY

  • Jeannette says:

    Thanks Amanda & Nancy! πŸ™‚
    And Susann, I can tell you from personal experience that the whole self-love & appreciation routine (however you might be practicing it) gets easier the more time you put in on it. Be easy with yourself and trust your intuition about what serves you best.
    Love the response from that boss, too. πŸ˜‰

  • Susann says:

    Wow, am I ever finding this hard! Not just for myself (“no, I do NOT love this about me, it annoys the heck out of me!”), but — so far — about other people as well (“no, I do NOT love that about him & I’m not going to pretend I do!”). LOL! But I will say it’s made me laugh a few times, which is always good & a sign (I hope) of a move toward the positive, and it’s also well & truly made me take a hard look at what I say to myself.
    I’ve always thought of myself as pretty positive & accepting (other people tell me this, too, which is even funnier), so it’s been a bit of an eye-opener. It reminds me of something I overheard years ago, when a co-worker had messed up & said “I’m only human”. His boss said, quietly but firmly: “being human is a blessing, not an excuse.” I have *never* forgotton that.
    Thanks for this, Jeannette. And I too love your new photo!

  • Talk about timing! Just last night I started reading Catherine Ponder’s chapter about Divine Love – radiating it to ourselves, Source, and all of humanity – to heal all relationships. Then, today I see this post.
    No coincidences! We love that about you, Jeannette! (And your fabulous NEW HEADSHOT, too!)
    Many blessings,

  • Amanda says:

    Well I’m just taking this opportunity to tell you how very many things I really love about you, Jeannette! This post being one of them. Your words show up at the most perfect moments for me.

  • ha – cookies make it a lot easier to find the love, don’t they? lol
    Have fun with the love affirmation, Christina – let us know how the trip goes!

  • Christina says:

    This came at just the right time. Trying to head out for a trip tomorrow and it takes hubby 2 hours to get out of the house to run errands. Next time I get frustrated about telling him something for the 4th time, I’ll say I love that about him.
    He did make me cookies tonight, so that’s a plus.

  • I LOVE how much fun you’ve had with “I love that about me” in shifting your relationship with hubby, Michelle! Thanks for sharing that here.
    Very much looking forward to hearing how things continue to shift with the altered version of it!

  • You are a genius!!! I’m doing this starting now! I believe I shared with you how magical saying “I love that about me” was for me in shifting my relationship with my husband. He would fuss at me about lots of little things that I did and I would reply “I love that about me.” I forgot to pick up the dry cleaning, “I love that about me.” At first he was perplexed and even started to argue with me about why I shouldn’t love that about me. In time, he totally stopped criticizing me. Now, anytime I do anything that would have normally frustrated him, he just looks at me and says “I love that about you.” Why did I not think to do the same for him and everyone else? Love, love, love it!

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