In this one we are supposed to reveal seven things that make us awesome. Well, I asked my children what they thought made me awesome and before I list their answers (in no particular order), I thought I would list what I think makes my children awesome ( again, in no particular order and with no names used), because I think I had a little to do with what makes them awesome. I would like to site examples of each child but that will reveal identities, and I don't wish to go there again!
Child One has the awesome trait of empathy. This child is very compassionate and sensitive to the needs of others.
Child Two has the awesome ability to make everybody laugh. This child has a wonderful sense of humor and is so quick-witted. This child has the ability to find humor in almost every situation and better yet, this child has the ability of helping you to see the humor.
Child Three has a big heart. This child is perceptive and insightful and is very careful not to hurt the feelings of others.
Child Four has the ability to overcome adversity, this child can work through hardships, overcome them and move forward.
Child Five has personality! This child is lively and animated and has an infectious way of pulling everyone into the moment at hand.
Okay, now on to what my kids see as my awesomeness: I've been told that I am an awesome grandmother, and the fact that I "care for and devote my days" to my grandson makes me awesome.
I've been told that I am awesome because I would make toast, and remake it, until it was just the right color, not too dark and not too light, and I would let it cool just the right amount so the butter wouldn't be too hard nor too melty.
I am told I make awesome baked ziti.
I am told I am awesome because I visited each child when they were hospitalized (HUH????!!). One child said that first and then it became the joke and then the others had to jump on the bandwagon and highlight that as something wonderfully awesome about me!
I am told I am awesome because I am generous.
I am told I am awesome because even though they've done a lot of bad things I still want them around.
I am told I am awesome just because I'm me!
As for myself, I think I have an awesome ability to read people. I won't say always, but almost always, I can tell what a person is like from the moment I set eyes on them. Most people say you shouldn't go by first impressions, but I think I have an innate ability to judge someone on first sight, and my first instinctive impression most often turns out to be fact. And I think I have an awesome ability to read situations, to know what is really going on behind the scenes so to speak. I'm not book smart, but I think I am awesomely street-smart.
Last but not least, I have an awesome lot of Blessings in my life. I live an awesome life, in an awesome city, surrounded by awesome family and friends!
Okay, so maybe my 'awesomeness' isn't all that awesome, but it's me!
Now to pass on this Awesome Award to some Awesome Bloggers! Most of the blogs I follow have already been given this award, I would have passed it to them all too! To those that haven't been given this award (that I know of) I will gladly pass it on to them if they care to participate:
I love my life. There is not one person I can think of that I would want to change places with. The older I get the more comfortable I am with myself, and each day makes me more grateful for the Blessings God Has Bestowed on me. Truly, my cup runneth over.