Friday, September 17, 2010
What I'm Not Good At
Everyone has gifts and talents. And everyone has those things that for whatever reasons, they just seem to be difficult or inept at doing. For others it seems fairly easy but for us – we just aren’t gifted at it.
I thought it would be fun to share a few things that I’m just not very good at. Why? Well, because I think it’s good to laugh at things sometimes. I think if we can lighten up and not be so serious about things, then we can feel freer to truly be ourselves. Let’s be honest, it feels good to hear that someone else isn’t good at something, right? It helps us feel more normal – less alone. So, today, my friend – feel less alone. Because I’m about to disclose just a few (of the many) things that I am just not good at!
*I’m not good at wrapping presents. Seriously! I can’t ever seem to get the corners right and oftentimes rip a gift as I’m trying to pull, tuck, and tape. And you’ll laugh at me – but sometimes I just tape that rip right up instead of starting all over!
*I’m not good at making beds. Never have been! I can tuck blankets under the mattress but always seem to discover lumps, wrinkles, and bulky spots. My tucking is more like stuffing – but it gets the job done!
*I’m not good at math. Maybe that’s why I detest it so much. I cannot for the life of me figure out word problems and to this day, I struggle with remembering numbers and figures whether it’s how much a big purchase cost (like our house) a few years ago or the combination to something. If it involves numbers – I’m weak.
*I’m not very good at taking video. My husband tells me the video is always shaky. So he takes most of the video and I take photos – something I enjoy much better!
*I’m not very good at crafts. I try. But I think it’s because I have the attention span of a child. I want to be done quicker than some crafts take. So I settle for mediocrity and do them anyway.
*I can’t parallel park. Don’t make me try or I might scrape and/or dent something.
*I’m not very good at small talk. I don’t like to “chat” just to shoot the breeze. Give me a specific subject or the heart of a matter and I can go to town. But I don’t like to waste breath on idle talk. It seems like such a waste to me when there is so much more “depth” in every human life.
*I’m not very good at making sandwiches. They taste good but I’m always messy. My husband smiles but whines a little because I always seem to get peanut butter, jelly, or mustard on the side of the bread. Yes – I’m a slob at making sandwiches.
What are some things you aren’t good at? Let’s forget perfection and instead smile at the little quirks that God has built into each one us making us especially unique.