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Lori Grosser Rhoden
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0 posted 10-20-2017 11:52 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I am one of those
for whom taking a compliment
has taken many years of practice.
I had a voice inside my head
that echoed each kind word
with, “They wouldn’t say that
if they knew what a loser you are.”
I could not see myself
in their words.
Over the years
I began to see
more of their appreciation,
and hear less echoes.
But it wasn’t until one person,
who was an awesome woman
in her own right,
made me look her in the eye
as she insisted I was awesome,
that I believed.
That acknowledgement
set off a chain reaction of thoughts
that ever so kindly changed
my perception of me.
I had no idea just how heavy
those echoes were,
until they were gone.
I finally had a concept
that in my mind
was not diminished
by human weaknesses.
Awesome is not synonymous
with perfection.
It does not have to be
bestowed upon you,
we are all born awesome.
Taking on your own
sense of awesomeness,
gives you a greater
ability to appreciate
the awesomeness of others.
The shift was subtle,
but the sense of lightness
was unmistakable.
I embraced it.
And it embraced me.

LGR©10/20/17
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JerryPat2
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1 posted 10-20-2017 01:56 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Awesome is as awesome does, And you do it very, very well

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~

Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


2 posted 10-20-2017 02:02 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

quote:
"Taking on your own
sense of awesomeness,
gives you a greater
ability to appreciate
the awesomeness of others"
...and so it is with love, Lori Rhoden.

Well said.

...just bein' Bluesy

Lori Grosser Rhoden
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3 posted 10-20-2017 03:55 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

How sweet Jerry! You make it hard to stay humble. That was an awesome comment by the way. ~L
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 10-20-2017 03:59 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Bluesy,
What a thoughtful comment and so true too.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.
~L
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5 posted 10-21-2017 09:52 AM       View Profile for Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Lori, I applaud you. You shared a profound realization ... and I thank you.

A
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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6 posted 10-21-2017 11:57 AM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Welcome to the circle of awesomeness! In case you need reminding...you're AWESOME!
~L
LeeJ
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7 posted 10-24-2017 10:17 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

I'm smiling while sending hugs, many of us have felt that very same way at times in our lives....it's nice to know, you love who is inside you.  (smile)  
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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8 posted 10-24-2017 01:36 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

I may be a little late in the game for getting on the like me train, but better late than never! Thanks LeeJ! ~L
Poet In Pink
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9 posted 11-08-2017 07:42 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Great message within this one Lori Belle   We are all awesome and special in our own way ~ Much enjoyed  ~ Alana
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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10 posted 11-09-2017 03:10 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Yes we are all born especially awesome! Perfectly imperfect human beings. I keep forgetting and have to remind myself. But it really has improved my attitude. ~L
 
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