3 Things I Love/Hate About Myself

7.14.2011

1. I Always Think of the Perfect Response...the Next Day...

You know those moments when someone says something to you and you would give anything for the right balance of sarcasm and wit to flow easily out of your mouth? Yeah, I always have that...a few hours after the fact.This can be a good thing because sometimes what I have deemed as the "perfect" response can be really mean and though in that moment, that's what I want to convey, I'll instantly want to retrieve those words.
...everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry - James 1:19
So though I may kick myself for thinking of that ideal retort the next day, at least I didn't say something that could hurt someone.

2. I'm Nice...Sometimes Too Much So

I don't mean that to come out sounding like one of those things when you're asked about your biggest weakness and you say a bunch of things that can be turned into strengths. I love being helpful and considerate and putting someone else above me, but sometimes I stretch that into the "people pleasing" category. I've tried to find that healthy medium of being selfless while also not letting people walk all over me. It's definitely an art form that I'm sure I will never master, but more often than not, it's better to be too nice than not nice enough. 

3. My Heart Resides on My Sleeve

No matter what emotion I'm feeling, you will know it. When I'm happy, I am full on happy. You would think that my body was taken over by 3 year old. I leap for joy and "dance" (I'm not sure what to call what I do...) and forget what an inside voice is. The flip side of that, when I'm mad/sad/irritated/frustrated/any other negative emotion, you know that too. And that my dear readers is the worst. When I'm at work and upset, I certainly do not want my boss and co-workers to know. I need to be composed and even-toned and, you know, professional. I would never change the fact that people know when I'm happy because I honestly believe it rubs off. But I will be the first to say that I need to work on corralling the not so happy emotions until an appropriate time and place.

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2 i love your comments!:

a boy a girl and a pug said...

ok yes we so need to hang out and we can eat hummus and quote friends.

i love that quote too. so true about the tempting moment.

Stevie Leigh said...

Love the quote - and yes, I also deal with being "too nice". It's a tough balance, I think, and a lifelong learning process. What a great blog - you and your husband are wonderfully inspirational.

 
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