i keep getting little reminders.. things i need to hear about me, things that i forget. talked with cory the other night, and he called me right back and left me a voice mail… thanking me for being a good friend and all-around spiffy person… and i had just talked to him, the normal, everyday sort of conversation… how your day went, that sort of thing.
that was monday.
today, it was tracey‘s turn. she thinks i’m perky and ‘bright-sunshiny’…. two things i *never* thought i would be… right up there with ‘cute’. (trust me, 5′ 10″ does not immediately bring the word “cute” to mind, but apparently i fit the bill).
but you know, all those things we admire in other people we value in ourselves. i have learned that i am quiet from jonathan, honest from iain, perky from tracey, companionable from cory, compassionate from amy, dignified from nancy, calm from sylvia. everyone i know has taught me, not only how to see these things, but how to be them.