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.