Jan. 9, 2015

#blogging 101...I Got Skills...

In thinking about this topic; a plethora of ideas surges through my brain. Some of my skills are positive - the other ones, not so much. One example, that happened right after I read this idea: I keep on freezing up my friends' iPod when I bump the little phone icon at the top, on FB Messenger. I usually message her "Fred" right after it tries to dial, & comes up "_____ missed your call." Followed by, "Sorry"; & then usually "AAAAUUUUGGGHHH!!!" This is a reference to my "Fred Flintstone" fingers!!! This is just ONE example of the many "skills" I have. I am also loyal, trustworthy, & most of Scouting pledges - or any dog you're going to meet (minus the wilderness skills, or licking my own butt - HA, HA!!!) Any way, I digress. Being aware of, & acknowledging my positive skills is a fairly new (less than 10-ish years) ability. I learned early in life, by one of my "role models", in particular, that I NEVER wanted to come across as "Proud" or "Boasting". No matter how I felt about a personal accomplishment, you were humble. If you received ANY accolades, it came ONLY from external sources, or you were just "Bragging", or "Tooting your own horn", etc; & that was bad. I know, now, there is an element of truth in this; but there needs to be a balance, & it IS possible. I'm NOT quite there on that pendulum swing; but it if was set up like a clock, it would be between the 7 & the 8 (if swung from the 3 to the 9 on way to the 6 = BALANCE!!!) I do use the phrase, "I got skills" at LEAST once a day, though, on average. How about you? Do you "got skills"??! Think about them - are they positive or negative? Can you either improve on, or even make the negative ones go away? Think on this as you have a good day & be safe...