What kind of person do you want to be?

I want to be happy, full of laughter.
I want to be focused and driven.
I want to be active in my community.
I want to love. I want to be loved.
I want to be proud of who I am. I want to be proud of my accomplishments.
I want to be beautiful, inside and out.
I want to be compassionate. I want to be passionate.
I want to remember what's important and life, not sweat the small stuff.
I want to be kind, warm and open.
I want to know where I stand. I want to be grounded.
I want to explore my creative side.
I want to be fair.
I want to be curious, a life-long learner.
I want to be a loving and caring daughter, partner and friend.
I want to move forward.
I want to be able to admit when I'm wrong.
I want to be appreciative of all the wonderful people in my life. I want to be appreciated.
I want to be self-confident. I want to be self-aware.
I want to not be afraid.
I want to take chances.
I want to follow my heart.
I want to be the best person I can be.

* Today is Yom Kippur, perhaps the most important of all the Jewish holidays. The week between Rosh Hashana--the Jewish New Year--and Yom Kippur, is a time for self-reflection, a time to commit to being the person you want to be, a time to forgive, a time to recognize an accept that you are not perfect. Whether you are Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Hindu, Baha'i, whatever, I encourage you to ask yourself, "What kind of person do you want to be?"

-- Post From My iPhone


  1. Excellent post - very thought provoking. Thanks, I needed that...

  2. Love this post and I answered the question on my blog... Hope you don't mind! I credited and linked to you!

  3. Oh I want all of those things too...

  4. this post is so great mj. hmm makes me reevaluate a ton of stuff :)

  5. Thanks for you comments of encouragement! BakerGirl, I am glad you took my prompt and did your own post.

  6. oh MJ! I also thank you for your post, it made me smile.

  7. That's a lot of wanna-bes.Good it seems.n sounds well.Some list there.But u hvn't c n my blog?How r u doing?

  8. That's a lot of wanna-bes.Good it seems.n sounds well.Some list there.But u hvn't c n my blog?How r u doing?ok?

  9. I wanna be just like you 'coz that is a truly awesome list!!

  10. I ADORE this take on Yom Kippur.

    I want to be the kind of woman who goes after what (and who!) she wants.
    I want to be secure enough to smile and be unfazed if he doesn't smile back.
    I want to stop judging myself for wanting a better-paying job.
    I want to give of my time as often as I give money.
    I want to let nothing get in the way of making it to the dance classes that renew my spirit.

  11. this is so inspiring! you go, girl =)