Our last list - alternate realities - didn't get a huge response. Perhaps the topic didn't resonate with many readers, or maybe the timing was off. Or it could have been a fluke, who knows. That thread is still open if anyone wants to chime in.
"Alternate realities" was our dreams of people we might wish to be. Today's list is the flipside: positive aspects of the people we already are.
I'd like you to list five things that you do well. Not the top five things you do best; just five things that you do well, things you are good at, qualities about yourself that you like. Five strengths.
And these are the rules: no apologies, no disclaimers, no qualifiers. No acknowledging that other people might do these things better. No telling us that others may disagree with your list or that our mileage may vary. Only this: five positive statements about yourself, affirming five personal strengths.
1. I write good letters.
2. I'm a good organizer.
3. I am fully at ease with all kinds of people - a diversity of age, background, ethnicity, ability, and so on.
4. I deeply appreciate human creativity - music, writing, handwork, performance, visual arts, etc.
5. I love having new experiences.
Now you try. Mind the rules!