We all have traits or features about ourselves that we see as flaws. My challenge to all of you is to find the positives in those faults and how they make you a little bit more you.
As well as a slightly self indulgent agenda to ask for people to keep returning to my blog, commenting on my posts (please do or I will feel pretty stupid), subscribing to my blog, as well as you telling your friends to read this. I’m setting you, all 3 or 4 of you, a challenge…
What is something you see as a flaw, and what makes it a good thing?
Obviously, I cannot ask you to do this without also exposing myself a bit, so here goes.
I give people a lot of chances.
Why I see it as a bad thing:
When people are untruthful or unkind, I find a reason to forgive them, even if they do it time and time again. Because of this, I can get hurt or am let down by others.
What makes it a good thing:
My job can be a tough one, and we come across many troubled children who sometimes, can be difficult to warm to. For some reason or another they lash out and retaliate and give up. This is where this giving chances thing works out for me. I manage, more often than not, to break down the barriers and start gaining trust with those children quite quickly, and sometimes to their annoyance. I don’t give up on those kids because at the back of my head that voice keeps saying to give them one more chance…
I’ve only recently made this connection, and it’s a lot more reassuring than you might think.
Your turn! Post your ‘flaw’ in the comments and I might add more of mine as the month goes on.