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Five Things I’m Good At……

Some things I do better than others.  It’s usually much easier for me to notice and, sometimes, to obsess about the things I need to improve.  So, just for the simple fun of it, I thought I would put into words five things that I do well.  Just in case…..

ONE – making my bed.  Well, maybe not just the art of making my bed (although it does look nice) but more the habit of making my bed.  In truth, I would like to make the bed as soon as I’m out of it and upright but I’m afraid that would make me seem obsessive.  But within thirty minutes, I have the bed made.  The day just goes better if you start the day right and a day does not start right until the bed is made.  I know those who would turn around and head twelve miles back home if they forgot their watch, or earrings, or (heaven help) their phone!!  Me?  Would totally turn around if I forgot to make the bed.  But that would never happen.

TWO – organizing.  It really does not matter if it is kitchen cabinets, closets, junk drawers, spices, office files, old photos or the recycling…I can organize it to a thing of beauty!  Ok, maybe not the recycling.  Not only does the finished product make me happy but the entire process just makes my heart sing.  A friend once told me that ironing did the same thing for her.   (I don’t even know what to say.) Give me a pile of tax receipts to organize and file any day!

THREE – throwing things away.  This is tied closely to number two.  It is so much easier to organize anything if all the extraneous is thrown away – and I don’t have a problem letting go of anything. Admittedly, this has gotten me into trouble once, or maybe twice but, when it doubt, I’d much rather take the risk and throw it away.  I think this one is a genetic thing I get from my mother.  I learned very early if you left it lying around, it would most likely be thrown away.  School research papers included.  At least I can say, I never did that!

FOUR – planning.  Maybe this is really more organizing but I love event planning.  I love creating the idea, the thinking through of the details, making phone calls and coordinating all the pieces that come together to make the event happen.  Except for weddings.  Wedding planning is a thing all of itself – and just not my thing.  I think being an event planner would be a dream job.  Then again, if it were “a job” it might not be as much fun!

FIVE – driving.  I know just about everyone thinks they are a good driver.  At least, everyone I’ve ever asked.  But let me just say – not everyone is a good driver!  (In fact, most of the people I see driving desperately need more driver’s ed.)  But, I really am a good driver. There isn’t a way to measure that or for me to prove it, but you can take my word:  I am a (pretty good) driver!  Sadly, I do not enjoy driving.  I really don’t enjoy being in the passenger seat either. Makes for super long car trips!

2 thoughts on “Five Things I’m Good At……

  1. Hello sister Jennifer. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, India. I am glad to stop by your profile on the blogger and the blog post. I am also blessed and feel privileged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and about your interest in volunteering and conducting Bible studies for women and children. I am truly blessed to know you are trading ashes for Beauty which is a right choice. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministry for last 38 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We also encourage young and the adults from the west to come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have you come to Mumbai with other friends of yours to work with us during your vacation time. I am sure it would be a life changing experience or if your other children are grown up you can encourage them to go to Mumbai on a short / long term missions trip. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends. My email id is: dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede.

  2. This is my first visit to your blog. I wish I could say I was good at making my bed, organizing and planning. These areas are a work in progress for me. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

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