Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. So there’s a lot of talk of gratitude. Being thankful for family and friends, and for our health and happiness and for that of our loved ones as well. Gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives. And of course we’re all thankful for the good things in our lives, even if we forget from time to time how much good we have.
And here at Bringing Back Awesome, we are so very thankful for all of our readers and for the joy you bring into our lives.
But today let’s go in a different direction. Today, let’s be thankful for our flaws.
Our flaws are part of what makes each of us unique individuals. Part of what makes us each vulnerable and so very human. Uniquely you.
We are so often encouraged to overcome our flaws. And while there’s probably value in this, what if they’re just as much an important part of you as your more wonderful qualities? And what if we could look at the positive side of some of our lesser qualities?
Let me get the ball rolling here by sharing some of my flaws…
I tend to be impulsive, but that makes for lots of fun and spontaneity. I can also be brutally honest, sometimes putting my foot in my mouth. But the people closest to me know that they will hear the real truth, not some bullshit answer.
I tend to need a lot of what I lovingly refer to as “think time,” meaning that I like to sit around and do nothing but think. But it’s during those times that I come up with some of my most creative ideas.
Honestly, I can be a bit overly sensitive. But it’s probably the thing that makes me feel so empathetic when others are struggling or going through pain. I’m a natural-born slob, but I do my best to contain it, and my house is actually pretty orderly.
I happen to be calendar-challenged, meaning for some weird visual-spatial reason, I have trouble with dates and times. Frankly, there’s no upside to this one. But at least I can laugh at myself when I screw up my calendarizing.
Oh, and I have a very inappropriate, sometimes even dark, sense of humor. The good news is that I will make you laugh, even if you think you’re going straight to hell for it!
These are just a few. There are probably more. But they seem so much less flaw-ish when I embrace them and look at the bright side of things. Perhaps you could do the same.
So today, be grateful for the flaws that make you uniquely you, someone who is so very special.
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