Its amazing how four whole day just fly past. Wednesday I was thrilled at the prospect at having a four day weekend. Now I am just wondering how Monday arrived so soon. Weekends are never long enough, I tell you.
Blog hopping on the weekend, I found this post at Parul’s. It caught my attention- not only for the wonderful way in which it was written but also for the kind of post it was. The stop-and-reflect kind. The kind I am not particularly good at. I mean, sure, I can reflect and write but I don’t always like to put such thoughts out on the blogsphere for all to read. Plus I find it easier to be critical than appreciative of myself. But for a change I wanted to do this post and so I spentsome time thinking and came up with this:
- Under most situations I am even tempered. To be painfully honest, I tend to be more in control when I am interacting with people outside the family. You can afford to take some risks (read lose your temper/get irritated) with the family and get away with it. But with others you make one slip up and they hold that against you for the rest of your life!!
- I am honest. With people as well as the work I do. This I learnt from my parents and I am really glad for it. It guarantees I sleep peacefully at night-guilt free and content.
- I am generally tolerant of others- people with varied opinions, nosy neighbours, overbearing colleagues, pesky kids. I don’t like it but I have become tolerant of it. Tolerant within limits that is. If they over do it, I either politely tell them to behave or simply move out of there myself. You’ll probably say moving away is a case of conflict avoidance. It is, but since I don’t like conflict, avoidance works fine for me.
- I am really happy I can think independently and take my own decisions. A head over your shoulders has its advantages.:)
- I like the fact that I have my values in place. I think they are really important and shape the person you are and the life you create for yourself.
- I enjoy learning new things. I am not very consistent so the joy of learning lasts as long as my attention span. The attention span has been getting better with age, thank god for that! Learning new things enriches my life, makes it more interesting and gives me something useful to do. And it lets me spend time by myself and get out of other’s hair. All in all a good deal.
Thats it, I am done. Six points, isnt too bad. I think its worth turning this into a tag. In fact, I think I will turn it into one. It makes you assess yourself in a nice way- positive reinforcement, I believe the word is. So who wants to take this one up?