Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday Five: Take Me or Leave Me

Songbird at RevGalBlogPals poses the question: Whether it's new friends or new loves or new employers, what are five things people should know about you?

Not in any particular order -

*I tend to /try to look for the good in people, situations...
When I was growing up, "Pollyanna" was one of my favorite movies. If that means nothing to you, I suggest you find a copy and watch it - the 1960 Walt Disney version with Haley Mills. I had the soundtrack (dialogue and all) on a record. I listened to it until it was no longer playable. I think that is where it all started. Then this became a survival technique in teaching children with severe disabilities. We focused on the positive - what could be learned, not what couldn't.

*I am not nice -
a. When I'm hungry. (My cousin's ex says this runs in the family.)
b. After my bedtime.

*I am goal oriented rather than process oriented.
This means crafts like knitting and other needle work aren't so good for me. I get so caught up in getting finished, I forget to enjoy the process. It also means I get lots of stuff done!

*I am genuinely interested in finding the spiritual in my many tasks (see#3), but I have to be intentional about it.
This doesn't come naturally. Life is so much better when I live this way, but it's an ongoing effort. Prayer helps.

*Family is important to me.
I love being ManBoy's mom and Gifted & Talented's wife. I don't show them enough.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Great play! I, too, am grumpy if I'm up past my bedtime! :)

mompriest said...

I loved Pollyanna, not quite like you....and know that it influenced me...

Sally said...

food and sleep- essential. I don't do hungry with grace, and need my 8hrs a night.

As for being goal oriented I struggle with that, impatience is not pretty

Songbird said...

And this process knitter has WAY too many projects on the needles!

zorra said...

Totally with you on the food and sleep thing....

DogBlogger said...

heehee... good list! I need to get my hands on a copy of Pollyanna soon.