Today, due to a very hectic schedule and lack of time,  I leave you with a quote from the great American Psychologist and Educator, Virginia Satir…this quote is also on my “about me” page and  could not have define my aphorism better:)


I am Me.

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.

Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it

I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.

 I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears.

 I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes.

Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me.

 By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts.

 I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know — but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me.

 However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me.

 If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded.

 I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.

 I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me.

I am me, and I am Okay.


29 Responses to “I AM ME”

  1. I haven’t read Satir since college. I enjoyed her then. Also now. Thanks for sharing this and reminding me of what I have almost forgotten. – Bill

    • Sorry for replying so late Bill…been away yesterday but as always I am so very delighted to see you here. I love love love Satir, open and refreshing. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend ~ Hugs

  2. A very good piece to share, Amanda! Thank you so much!!! We should read this every once in a while… cuz reminders are needed always! 🙂
    Today you really must be very busy huh….
    A am looking forward to reading some more from you (whenever you find some time)..
    Take care… (love and hugs!)

    • Very happy to be back to my addiction (lol) and even more happy when you are here. Thanks my dear friend and I hope you will have a FAB weekend 🙂 Love and lots of hugggggssss!!! x

  3. Busy days
    of crisscrossed ways
    where to find the time
    to take a chair
    have a moment where
    your self can just unwind
    stop a wink
    for time to think
    of a reason to have a smile
    for busy days
    of crisscrossed ways
    only last a while


  4. quotes are cool,
    busy you,

    have fun with your time,
    Happy Friday!

  5. I believe the words of this beautiful writing. I thank you for posting this foi us. We all need to embrace who we are, and love who we are. We can be who we be and we can be happy being ME. We can all say that, right? 🙂

  6. thank you for being so honest…
    its a great post..

  7. wonderful poem:D i love me and want more of me! XD Thank for sharing 🙂

  8. Beautiful, thank you for posting it.
    Good luck with your busy day Girlfriend, take care.

  9. It’s great! I love this:
    “I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me.
    I am me, and I am Okay.”

  10. Thank you for sharing this piece Amanda! It was lovely and very inspiring… I’ve haven’t read anything by Stair, but I have a feeling that’s about to change 🙂

    • I am so very happy that you have enjoyed reading this Lua, your comments and encouragement means so much to me. Have a wonderful weekend my friend ~ Hugs x

  11. anummunaf Says:

    i love this song……… n nyc contribution

  12. lovely poem amanda
    u r superb

  13. You certainly are more than okay…best wishes for good days… had read this in your about me and really liked it alot. Heartspell

    • Awww Heartspell, you always say the nicest things to me….thanks so very much!! Your continued comments and encouragement means more than I can say. I hope you have a fabulous weekend my dear friend. Love always ~ Amanda x

  14. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Those are words that allow us all to truly appreciate that we are unique individuals. We are all works of art…masterpieces of our own making.

    • I have been missing my friend and think of you often!! Thanks as always for being here Cindy….I wish you a FAB weekend and have a rest!! Love always ~ Amanda x

  15. I was so happy to come across this today, to read and breathe Satir’s words again. My words too, when I remember. Thank you.

  16. I need to print this out. Thank you!

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