Thursday Thoughts: Fill In The Blank

by tinareale on September 20, 2012

words are potent

I have a challenge for you today.

Fill in the blank. Honestly – either in your head, on a scrap piece of paper, in the comments, on your own blog. Wherever. Just fill in the blank.

I AM ________________________.

What comes to mind? How do you define yourself? Is it filled with truth? Or lies? Are you speaking kindly to yourself? Would you say what you just told yourself to a friend, a daughter, a stranger?

What is the truth? The truth is that there is no other you. You, my dear friend, are irreplaceable. You are a treasure. You are full of potential, and even the strength to reach that potential. You are…quite simply…freaking incredible. Now, you tell me in the comments:

I AM ________________________. Tell the truth this time.


1 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 20, 2012 at 6:37 am

“Awesome” came to mind first. No joke. But the more I think of it, the more I think I am “a dork.” :)

Stay awesome, my friends.

2 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:42 am

And you are awesome!

3 lindsay September 20, 2012 at 6:47 am

blessed. We all are. Just need to tell each other that daily.

4 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:43 am

Love that answer! It encompasses everything. :)

5 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile September 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

I totally agree with Lindsay :) Great post!

6 Betsy September 20, 2012 at 6:54 am

I am happy!

Great post!

7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats September 20, 2012 at 6:55 am

I am freaking awesome, kick ass, gorgeous, funny, kind, deserving, loving… This could go in for a while. Thanks Tina, this was a great way to start the day!

8 [email protected] Palate September 20, 2012 at 6:56 am

First one…I am…feeling a little chilly (it’s seriously gotten cold over here in Ireland the last week!) – clearly avoiding the question!
I am…determined, strong and feeling altogether positive!!! :)

9 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf September 20, 2012 at 7:03 am

Seriously, I answered tired the first time around because I haven’t gotten much sleep lately and am now on an early train to Baltimore for Fitbloggin’. LOL. You are absolutely right though – my first instinct is to say something unkind about myself. Why is this hard? OK, I am strong and blessed.

10 Zarah September 20, 2012 at 7:04 am

I am a really hard worker.

11 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 20, 2012 at 7:06 am

Great post! Love it!

12 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List September 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

content. with my life. with my marriage. with my job. with my Savior.
“blessed” would be another one.

13 Paige @ Your Trainer Paige September 20, 2012 at 8:07 am

OK, so I read your post on my iPhone before I even got out of bed yet this morning, and I filled it in with “awake.”
Now that I’ve had my coffee, I choose “at peace,” which makes a little more senese ;) LOL

14 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

Hey – both are good. ;)

15 Christin September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

Surrendered! being molded and shaped, and bronzed in the fire…because He loves me.

16 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

Oohhh….love this!

17 Ellie @ September 20, 2012 at 9:58 am

I am exhausted…. wait for it… because devoted time to myself this morning during my swim workout. I am working hard for a better healthier me!

18 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:45 am

That is an exhausted I can get behind. ;)

19 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

I am STRONG – mentally, physically and emotionally.

20 Lisa September 20, 2012 at 11:35 am

Perfect reminder for the morning.
I am happy with who I am and who I’m becoming!

21 Lisa @ RunWiki September 20, 2012 at 11:48 am

I am pure love

22 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife September 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I am strong. I just got done with crossfit today and yoga and I feel stronger than ever! (:

23 jobo September 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm

in love :-) <3 the first thing that comes to mind, for obvious reasons hehe. love this exercise!

24 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

I think it’s a good thing you picked that answer. ;)

25 Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's September 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm


What a great post idea :)

26 Meg September 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

AMAZING POST AND IT SAVED ME TODAY! I’m having a rough day, but here is my fill in the blank…


Thank you so much, Tina. I am sending you a hug right now.

27 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:46 am

And here is a hug right back. :)

28 Brittany @Berries and Barbells September 20, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I am having a love affair with my kids today!

That is pretty unusual because most days they drive me up the wall. :)

29 [email protected] September 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Love it.

I am ENERGETIC and blessed!

30 Kaelin September 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

I am working hard today!

31 Simone September 20, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I am strong :) thanks for this! I needed the reminder today

32 Cynthia September 20, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Hey, did you ever pick the winners for the Best Body Bootcamp??

33 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

They are announced in today’s post. :) (Friday)

34 purelymichelle September 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

excited! and exhausted haha

35 tera norberg September 20, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I am always so mean to myself! I need to learn to be kinder to myself, I’m pretty sure what I see in the mirror isn’t what everyone else sees….. just need to get there.

36 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 7:48 am

It’s hard, I know, to change that mindset. It can honestly start as something you have to force yourself to do to think of positive things…but then it becomes more natural with consistent effort. You deserve to know how wonderful you truly are. :)

37 Bek @ Crave September 21, 2012 at 4:44 am

I am happy, beautiful and a good person. I like this! It’s very similar to my Healthy Thoughts, Healthy Actions pact I’ve got going on :) Positive thinking and thoughts are really amazing!

38 Ashley @ Freckles and Spice September 21, 2012 at 8:25 am

This is really great Tina!

I am proud of the person I’ve become and the values I’ve developed this year.

What is your “I am” Tina??

39 tinareale September 21, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Mine is honestly “a daughter of God” because it covers everything for me: loved, worthy, strong, capable, blessed, and so much more. Thanks for asking!

And I’m proud of ya too, Ashley!

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