Weekend Assignment #37: We all know what our best personal quality is. What's your second-best personal quality?
Extra Credit: Note a personal quality you wish you had more of.
I was wondering if I would ever get to this week's weekend assignment. It seemed like a tough one. John says that we all know what our best personal quality is. We do??? I had to think for a few days on this. I asked my daughter. I asked my sister, Krissy. I was introspective. I don't think too much about myself as I told everyone in past posts. I focus on others. Well, I was determined to do this assignment as I thought I would learn more about myself.
When I asked Chelsea what she thought my best trait was she said immediately without thinking, "You appreciate life."
"Wow, I thought, that is a BIG compliment!"
I then talked to my sister, Krissy this morning and asked her what she thought my best trait was and she said without hesitation, "You have joy. You enjoy small things."
So, they both came up with this as my first trait. I kept thinking to myself, "Why do I have this appreciation for life as they say?", "Why do I enjoy small things?", "Why do I have joy?", "And why does Chelsea like to calm me down sometimes when I am acting what I like to call child-like?"
I do appreciate life. I do enjoy small things and I do have joy. This is not my first trait, though, this is my second best trait, and I am very proud of it!! I laugh at jokes louder than others. I stare at a sunset longer than most others do and I enjoy a pretty picture or a sad song and can cry from both. So, I decided why this is my second trait by talking to Krissy. It came from my strongest trait which I believe is tenacity and fortitude. Courage.
We all have had our own pain. We have all seen depths of despair. It is how these depths have changed our outlook on life and have changed us for the better that matters. I choose to have joy. So, there you have it! Tenacity first and joy second. Thanks for reading today and choose joy!
Ooops, forgot the extra credit part...I just wish I didn't procrastinate so much :-)