T is for Teacher
|From one of my fourth grade boys...|
beast or best, I'll take it!
U is for Useful
When I exit this world, I hope one thing others will note about me is that I made use of my time here to do something good. I want people to say I used the unique strengths, talents and my hang-ups, too, to make an eternal mark on as many endeavors I could. I am not there yet, but maybe writing this long-standing desire will help me to focus and do all the good things I was put here to do.
V is for VegetablesNext to chicken wings and apples, vegetables are my favorite things to eat. And I love them raw. Give me some sweet bell peppers, cucumber spears, big heaping bowls of salad with ingredients in every color of the rainbow and you will have one happy lady. I would take a bowl of grape tomatoes and carrot sticks over chocolate cake any day. The only veggie I have found that I do not particularly crave is sweet peas. Something about that one just isn’t right. Squishy and sweet are not my idea of a tasty combination in a vegetable. Cake balls maybe, sweet peas. Don’t get me wrong I will eat them, but I have to gear myself up and prepare my mind...and my mouth.
W is for Writing (to See Me)
Taking time to analyze the small details that make me me in the confines of the alphabet has been an exercise in divergent thinking. I often think of myself as pretty one-dimensional, not very multi-faceted. Though many of these vignettes, anecdotes and quips are not examples of my best writing, they do serve as small reflections of who I am when I am not looking. If I can see myself a little differently here, maybe during my times of doubt and insecurity, I will be able to remember that I am not without depth and edges or nooks and crannies. As small as they may be, they still are making me ME.
Take a moment and think about the small things in your life, mind and heart which make you YOU. Now go write them down, in alphabetical order.