December 8 – Beautifully different: Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)
A subject guaranteed to make me self-conscious. What do I do differently that lights people up? I’m not quite sure. I don’t even know if anything I do is different.
I suppose if I had to pick any one thing I would say my differences lie in the small things. In remembering details.
An example: at work I know how everyone on my floor likes their tea or coffee. I know who has green tea, who likes their brews strong, who takes sugar and who doesn’t, down to who really hates that blue mug because it burns their fingers.
I don’t know whether any of them realize that I take note of their preferences. And maybe it’s a silly thing to remember, but I like knowing I’ve made them a drink just right. After all, a cup of tea solves everything.
I suppose I like knowing I’ve done a job properly. Does this make me beautiful? I don’t know. But do people like the tea I make them? Hell, yeah.
Thanks to Cassie for pointing me to this initiative. I’m late to the game, but oh well! I’ll catch up with the December 1 – 7 posts after the New Year.
I can remember telephone numbers of all my childhood friends, even though I left that home more than thirty years ago. Just ask, I’ll tell.
I can recite “I Never Saw a Purple Cow” with oodles of passion.
And I also used “Self Conscious” in my “Beautifully Different” post.
So grateful to meet you today through Reverb10!
I Never Saw a Purple Cow??
I think that does make you beautiful. :) I love keeping track of random details about people, and I love it when people do the same for me.
Also, I was just thinking yesterday about how I used to love reading free fiction online but I haven’t searched for any in years, and now I’ve found your stuff! Can’t wait till break to try it.
Yes, exactly! I also love it when people remember little things about me.
I’m also glad to have brought you back into the online fiction fold — if you want recommendations for genres etc beyond my own work, I’m happy to chat!