I’ve noticed this meme on a few blogs recently. Most recently on ’Tis Herself one of the newest blogs I enjoy. Visit her! She’s very interesting and always puts up great pictures of her dog Cosette – who is one of the most adorable creatures. I know I say that about everyone’s pets but I always mean it.
So – six things you’re proud of sounded positive and uplifting. For those of you who get a headache when a post has too many words I’ve included photos that illustrate each point.
I’m proud of my son and my baby brother. I raised them both. There are only ten years between my son and my brother so they seem more like siblings than uncle/nephew. My brother is a wonderful Dad, a successful, ethical businessman in an industry where it’s hard to make a dime without cheating and scheming. Since baby bro and I grew up in the ‘wretched den of wolves’ I am amazed at how we have managed to break the cycle. My son grew up with much more than I had but still his Dad has been a crushing disappointment and yet he is a balanced, kind, sensitive, hardworking all around good guy.
My son - my brother's best friend since childhood - my baby bro
I’m proud of my care-taking abilities. As the oldest of four (in the den) I pretty much looked out for all of us. As a young Mom married to a crazy person I protected myself and my son and had the good sense to get out of a bad situation early. So many women think they can’t or shouldn’t, they feel ashamed or helpless. Do it. Whatever awaits you on the other side is within your control. As overwhelming as my responsibilities were at times they made me stronger and gave me life skills that have served me well all these years. I have adopted many over the years
my adopted boy, my son's best friend and best man with Jeffrey
I’m proud of my rapport with animals. I’ve socialized some of the wildest critters. Abused, lost, afraid; I think they sense, since they’re so much more in tune than humans, that I just want to be there for them and that I don’t think I’m better than they are. Perhaps that’s it – I believe animals are better people than people.
go to luxist.com and search 'animal' for lots of great rescue stories
I’m proud of my quick, sick, twisted mind. When menopausal moments aren’t messing with me I can do 10 things at once. My former boss called me “a master juggler and the gold standard of management”. Swanky - eh? And I wasn’t even sleeping with him! Not at that point anyway. I have a great sense of humor and appreciate funny, irreverent people. I’m also a passionate defender of free speech. I’ll tell you you’re an asshole and deserve to die for what you’ve said but I’ll defend your right to say it.
****I have removed the task juggling photo at the request of the owner - I was infringing on copyrights ****
I’m proud of my Italian cooking. I can cook other stuff too but Italian food just suits me – throw some of this in, a dash of that, sauce fixes everything and pasta is god!
photo courtesy of dagostinorestaurant.net
I’m proud of my hospitality. People always say they feel at home with me, they feel comfy. I love that. Folks show up here with kids, dogs, once a ferret and two lizards. There’s always food and drink. If you can’t drive home there’s always an air mattress and extra pillows.
photo courtesy of sleepcenterbrookings.com
Well now my head is so big I won't be able to get out of the room. I need to go look at some of my unpaid bills, that'll deflate me real quick!
I don't do tags. It does feel good to be proud of yourself and I always enjoy learning more about fellow bloggers - so have a go at it.