About a month ago, Tharunya tagged me.

 Write out as many things as you can that you admire in others, whether you have them or no.

And she said, for some reason, that *my* list, she would see. I told her it might take a while, and it has. Not because there aren’t things I admire in others, but because there are so many.

And because the same things that seem admirable at one time seem irritating or positively painful at others. So I don’t know whether I should put them down!

Tharunya, I didn’t know this was going to be so much work!

But for what it’s worth, here’s the list, in no particular order and with the caveat that each of these should be taken in proper doses, at the right time, preferably with a pinch of salt.

  • persistence, obstinacy, determination, will
  • the ability to fight laziness and distraction
  • the gift of the gab, wit, the ability to discuss things without turning it into an argument
  • a high metabolic rate
  • perfect skin
  • good teeth
  • intellect
  • intelligence
  • thick skin
  • sensitivity, sensibility, sense
  • tact
  • being able to flutter your eyelashes properly
  • dimples

I could go on, of course. And on and on and on.

And I’m not tagging anybody. Sorry, T, but I can’t put other people through this! If anyone who’s reading this wants to, however, please make a list of as many things as you can that you admire in others, whether you have them or no. And leave a comment here to let me know!


2 Responses

  1. 🙂
    I’ve never seen anyone flutter their eyelashes myself…
    You should see my teeth. I’m inordinately proud of my dental hygiene, is what.
    I like your list very muchly.

  2. I think I shall keep adding to it. I know I missed out generosity, sincerity, integrity, and cleaning up after oneself, to begin with!

    I wonder which of these I have, though… [fish, fish, fish]

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