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Sven
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0 posted 06-21-2000 09:33 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I've always believed that to really love others, you have to love yourself first.  That being said. . .

WHAT IS THERE ABOUT YOU FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE?

Really look inside yourselves and tell me what there is about you that someone should love.  Is it your sense of humor?  The way that you make cookies?  Your way with kids?  What is it?

For me, there's a lot of things. . . my sense of humour, my outgoing personality. . . and for some, it's my smile. . .

There. . . I've said mine. . . what about you??

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1 posted 06-21-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I think for me:

1. Would be my sense of humour
2. May way with animals

Those would be the two main points.

Marina

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2 posted 06-22-2000 03:01 AM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

This may surprise many but....

My depth of caring and compassion for others

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.
JP

"Everything is your own damn fault, if you are any good." E. Hemmingway
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3 posted 06-22-2000 08:35 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

thinking....
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4 posted 06-22-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Now that's what I call a tricky question Sven! I would say....

1) my openness about my feelings
2) the fact I am willing to listen to someones point of view and talk about things rather than ram my opinion down their throat
3) the fact that I'm a big strong roughty-toughty tree surgeon type blokey with a big soft tender heart tucked away inside

they're probably the main ones anyway. I could get a second opinion, but then that's not what you asked is it?  

Eric.

"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.
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5 posted 06-22-2000 01:12 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

So Eric......where have you been all life???   LOL

Marina
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6 posted 06-22-2000 01:31 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Hmmm god that's a hard'un Sven...

Eric sounds wunnerful! *wink*

hmmm *thinking*
ok I think I am a very giving person (contrary to claims of me being selfish by someone I know......), I love to make people happy, by a tiny gift (a baby sand dollar, a bit of odd moss, a pretty stone) or a small kiss, or a big squishy hug when needed, or a gift of my time....

I KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that my sons KNOW without a shadow of a doubt that I absolutely adore them, that I adore everything about them, from their freckles to their blue eyes, to the way my littlest boy wrapped his arms around me in the kitchen one night after my husband and I had split up and looked up into my eyes (I was so stressed) and sang "Everything's gonna be alright, rock-a-bye, rock-a-bye" I couldn't stop kissing and hugging him LOL. To the way my oldest son is so tall now and can put his arm across my shoulder *sigh*. I do love them so.

Oh and....how much I love my baby kitty Darjeeling   if this doesn't sucker ya into loving me....nothing will *wink* *nudge*

I guess these things must be why I inspire such devotion in the men in my life???
I dunno really....
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7 posted 06-22-2000 06:32 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

still thinking...
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8 posted 06-22-2000 06:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay, I've got it now.

1.  My ability to think quickly.

2.  My sense of humor.
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9 posted 06-22-2000 07:48 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Trickly question. If someone doesn't reply does that mean there is nothing about them that is lovable? Then do we, as their friend, jump up and down and list things for them? If I say not one durn thing that I know of, will someone dispute it? I would hope not..clear this up for me and I'll answer the question.
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10 posted 06-22-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

LOL at Serenity...and at PdV for waffling...

I'm not great at introspection, for all of my half-full optimism, I do not see what folks like about me, let alone love about me, because of this little inner voice that is so critical...

but I have heard what some folks have said about me, and my humbleness will just have to leave you guessing...

so by my poetry [and PdV, this is MY back door...] you'll just have to tell me what you think it is...

Hugs!

Sunshine

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Helen Keller ~~~

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11 posted 06-22-2000 10:46 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Hm, a tough question indeed...well..

1)My compassion for others.
2)My smile
3)The extreme amount of love in my heart and my willingness to give all of myself to help those I care about.  


*Krista Knutson*

"Cherish your vision; Cherish your ideals; Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ~James Allen~


"We've made houses for hatred...it's time we made a place where people's souls may be seen and made safe"...~Jewel~
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12 posted 06-23-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

hmmm my sense of humor , my ability to talk to virtually anyone (known for carrying on conversations with complete strangers)my friends seem to come to me for advice ... if only I was as good at taking my own advice as giving it LOL ummm uhhhh  there has to be more hehe... I love meself!!! ok brain refuses to cooperate so those will have to do  
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13 posted 06-23-2000 02:17 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Well, I see that I have gotten some interesting responses to this question.

serenity, I always knew that you were quick on your feet!!!  LOL    

But I have a clarification for you Miss deVine. . . if you say that there is nothing about you to love, I as your friend will not list for you the things that I think are wonderful about you.  It's up to you to see in yourself those things that I and others see inside of you.  

I can give you the mirror, but it's up to you to open your eyes and see what's wonderful about yourself.  Only then will you truly be able to love someone else fully. . .

So, take another look. . . I think that you'll see. . .

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


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14 posted 06-23-2000 08:24 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

well, I think that Sven-gators answer to Poet D just held up a few sweet mirrors
to reflect him as well  
but then we already knew he was a SVEEEETIE  

serenity sent me here...
is she trying to tell me something LOL
oh man I hate looking in mirrors...
I guess I just flunked the class right there!
ok...

sense of humor...
NEED to please
sensitivity
NEED
tenacity
NEED

did I mention NEED  LOL
ok  Se'n...
i was here....
now im gone
*winkie winkie*
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15 posted 06-27-2000 11:59 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

I believe that people love my laugh and sense of humour, my genuine love and compassion, they seem to like my singing, and that I'm a great talker and listener!!
I don't know I may be wrong!!  LOL

I'll tell you this...... No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn.....
~Isis~
(Goddess - Sovereign of the Spirit)

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16 posted 07-04-2000 07:57 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

Well, I'll go with what certain people keep pointing out that they like about me...
1. My Smile
2. The way I write(that I'm DEEP, LOL)
3. That I hang in there regardless of how I feel
That's enough!! This is really hard to do right now, lately, considering how angry I have been with myself for the some of the choices I have made!!
Bridgette


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17 posted 07-04-2000 09:25 PM       View Profile for Cuddlez   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cuddlez

Gosh, now if I answer will I sound egotistical????
Ok here's three:
I have strong opinions on most subjects...
The fact that people think they know me when they know only a part of me...
And what amazes me most about me is that the animals and people I interact with, whether it be once in a lifetime or once a second, see something in me that is worthwhile to love and/or like...

Time flies? Say it not so, time stays we go.
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Gosh, now if I answer will I sound egotistical????
Ok here's three:
I have strong opinions on most subjects...
The fact that people think they know me when they know only a part of me...
And what amazes me most about me is that the animals and people I interact with, whether it be once in a lifetime or once a second, see something in me that is worthwhile to love and/or like...

Time flies? Say it not so, time stays we go.
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my dark passions!



Kathleen
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20 posted 07-06-2000 12:14 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

You know, I've always found that when I ask this question, people have a hard time answering it. . .

They look at the way that their life has gone, then they think that if they say something about themselves that they will appear to be self-centered. . .

Have we really come so far that we can't look at ourselves and see the things that make us what and who we are??

Here's an exercise. . . tomorrow, look at yourself in the mirror. . . I mean really look at yourself. . . and tell yourself what there is about you to really like. . . just take 5 minutes to do this. . . I think that you'll be amazed at what it can do for you!!

Thank you, we're out of time for now. . . we'll talk about this more next week!  

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


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21 posted 07-06-2000 09:40 AM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


Sven, great question, and yes, I am having a difficult time answering it myself, I'll go by what other people say that they like best about me


1. My sense of humour
2. My hearty laugh
3. I am compassionate and giving
4. My eyes

As you can see, nothing too special

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee

P.S: And Sven, we love and admire you for your romantic heart!  


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[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 07-06-2000).]
Sven
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22 posted 07-08-2000 01:35 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Hey Melissa, why not take a look at yourself and see yourself as you do. . . and not as others. . .

I know that it's hard, but I know that you can do it. . . you have it in you my friend. . .

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That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl


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23 posted 07-08-2000 06:21 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

1) My perseverance
2) My ability to love unconditionally.
3) The way I accept who I am

Are these strange? Anyway....thanks for the question, Sven!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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24 posted 07-08-2000 12:08 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

No ESP, those aren't strange. . .they're wonderful. . .

It's what YOU feel that you love about yourself that someone else would love. . . like I said, we have to love ourselves (meaning we have to LEARN to love ourselves) before we can really love others. . .

You have found some excellent things ESP, you obviously have a lot to offer!!!

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