I was so excited when I signed up for the Secret Subject Swap, hosted by Karen @ www.Bakinginatornado.com. Her recipes are great and I enjoy her writing.
I pondered for days on what I would submit as a Secret Swap Subject from Southern Belle Charm and finally came up with two. Then I waited to receive mine………… I was hoping for something I could be a bit of a smart aleck about. After all I do it so well……..
Imagine my surprise when I received this as my subject! It was submitted by: http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com
Every New Year people resolve to change something about themselves. What is one thing that you WOULD NOT change about you? Tell me what you are proud of
Hmmm, it made me think. A LOT. I knew what I wouldn’t change. Like most of us, I focus on all the things I am not. But what is the one thing I would NOT change about myself? What do I like best about myself? But would those closest to me agree?
So I did what anyone would do. I called the besties and asked them. Then I contacted some that have known me all my life, or most of it anyway. I knew what I wouldn’t change before I asked. I think maybe I was looking for confirmation from others that I saw myself as they did.
Hubs said, “Not a thing. You’re amazing. You always have been”. I must admit, he is slightly prejudiced.
My daughter said my energy. She’s always loved the fact that I say I am going to do something and then I do it. Despite set-backs, obstacles and nay sayers.
Mama said “Not a darn thing, you’ve always been perfect the way you are and you always win Best Daughter of the Year Award” Thanks Mama. Love you.
The best of the besties gave a great answer “Nothing. You are you, if one thing was changed, it would change the essence of you. And the essence of you is what makes you you”.
A mid 20’s young man I’ve known most of his life said he wouldn’t change my social skills. It was the one thing about me that he wished he had.
A couple of people said they wouldn’t change my “wicked” sense of humor and my brain. It was light years ahead of most people’s.
Ok, well I hadn’t thought those two were worth mentioning, though I must admit I did like that they mentioned my sense of humor. Some people don’t get it. I do have that underlying sarcasm.
The number one answer, from people I’ve only known a short time to those that I have known literally all my life ( well ok since I am 3 1/2 months older than Cousin David, all HIS life) was my heart. Yep, my heart, it’s been broken more times than I can count. It’s been stomped on, run through the mud, shattered into tiny pieces, but its’ HUGE. I would give people the shirt off my back if it would help them. I’ve always put others before myself,
( well accept for that time in the early 90’s, when I decided I would become a 1st class B***H and the world could figure it out without me). When I love, I love with every ounce of my being.
Because of my heart, I have an amazing husband and 4 fantastic step-kids that love me. I have a daughter who is the best of the best, along with the grands, that own every inch of my heart.
Because of my heart, I step up to the plate when others are in need. I learn from them and bring them comfort when there is no else to do it. The more pieces of my heart I give away, the bigger it gets.
So that’s my answer. My heart, in all it’s scarred, loving, broken, amazing, wonderful glory. It will more than likely be broken again, but it will heal, as it always does, stronger and full of more love and care than it was.
Want to read the rest of the Secret Subject Swaps and find out who got my question?
Head over to these great blogs and let’s find out!!
http://www.BakingInATornado.com Baking In A Tornado
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com/ Spatulas on Parade
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/ Stacy Sews and Schools
http://berghamchronicles.blogspot.com The Bergham’s Life Chronicles
http://dinoheromommy.com/ Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/ Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com Juicebox Confession
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com Someone Else’s Genius
http://themomisodes.com The Momisodes
http://sparklyjenn.blogspot.com/ Sparkly Poetic Weirdo
http://www.clutteredgenius.com Cluttered Genius
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com Evil Joy Speaks
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