Thursday, July 22, 2010

I only do three things well

My gifts are few, but I have at least three (well, #2 may not be a gift, exactly). I am fairly competent when I:

1) write

2) give my opinion

3) teach the Faith


I don't cook, I am not crafty, I don't know how to make my house look lovely, and I don't know how to be a good hostess. I also don't iron or sew, I don't know how to fix things, I am not an animal person, and I hate camping. 


The qualities I most admire in my friends, I do not possess. The talents I most desire, I do not have. I say this with absolutely no angst, because I have long ago accepted it, and my self-esteem is fine (probably too fine, if I'm being honest).


I am not fishing for compliments (did I mention that my self-esteem is plenty high?), I am simply grateful that you all are reading this blog, which allows me the opportunity to do the three things I do best! Thank you! It's a lot of fun!  :)





15 comments:

  1. We're glad you are here at the blog you swore you would never have. I have learned so much from it and the comments.

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  2. I second Ann! I have learned so much from reading your blog. And the talents you have are great talents. I would love those. Now if I could just figure out how to get my cooking through the blog to share my talent with you we'd be doing great! :)

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  3. I would agree with all 3 points. You indeed are quite accomplished at all of them. I learn so much from your blog--it makes me giggle each time I hear that you always swore you'd never have a blog.

    But look at your now!!! All it took was some barren chicks to bring you out of hiding--yet another hidden blessing of our collective infertility! :)

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  4. I'm thinking there are more than three things.... LOVE having you here!! ;) I, too, have learned so much... and gotten awards along the way!! Hahaha!!

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  5. You do those three things amazingly well.

    I'm glad you have the blog you swore you's never have.

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  6. I love your talents and gifts :) I especially like your sense of humor which you did not mention here!!!

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  7. I love your gift of being a "natural" girlfriend! ;) hahahaha Oh and I'm laughing so hard at Mrs. Mike comment! It's great.

    I wish I could do 3 things! ;)

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  8. Seriously- with those three things, how could you have EVER sworn to never have a blog!!! SO glad you started one because you are just fabulous!!

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  9. Hmm I'm just gonna go right out and say that you're awesome (not that you need anymore self-esteem boosters lol) and your blog has taught me a lot about the faith. Keep it up!

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  10. Yep. I'm a fan. I'll cook and you convert. Deal? Deal. 'Love the bubble and YOU my dear friend.

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  11. Thanks for sharing because I only see these three and I was convinced you were perfection! :) I will have to think about my gifts because I read your list of yes and no's and I didn't find one that I could do! lol
    Oh, I can organize the heck out of your house. And, it goes hand in hand, I am the queen of "productive procrastination." I'd like to think I created that term, but I probably stole it without meaning to like Danya (or was it the mom?!) steals accents-haha!

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  12. If Danya's cooking, I'll show up and bus table and clean the scullery!!

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  13. I'm so getting an "I love Leila" shirt!

    Wait, first I have to learn how to make decals to iron on a shirt, but I'm sure I could figure it out!!! ;)

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  14. I can help you with that JB!

    You're a great mom and friend too, Leila!

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  15. I love your blog! Thanks for writing it!

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