six word fridays: gifted

10 12 2010

i’m neither mathematically nor artistically gifted

i also lack coordination and flexibility

don’t rely on me for directions

i’m navigationally challenged – to the extreme

i sing like a dying frog

and dance like an arthritic chicken

that’s ok – i do have gifts

i cook, bake to others’ delight

i can sew on a button

and knit up a perfect storm

cuz well, i’m crafty like that

i can change a flat tire

and make you a mean latte

prefer a cappuccino? it’s no problem

i don’t sweat those other things

i know what i’m good at

more importantly, i know my blessings

a healthy family and kind friends

generously loved – that’s how i’m Β gifted

It’s Six Word Fridays again! Join in on the fun at Making Things Up. πŸ™‚

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17 responses

10 12 2010
Maryse Senecal

love this.. counting our blessings always leave us feeling like superstars!! and when i count mine, i tend to count my family twice!!! good job on being a positive force!

10 12 2010
melgallant

I think I’ll count my family twice too! πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
Tracey

I love this!!! Great post!

10 12 2010
melgallant

Pretty sure you’ve seen me sing and dance. You know what I’m saying here is true. πŸ˜‰

10 12 2010
Molly@Postcards from a Peaceful Divorce

I love it when we focus on our gifts and what we bring to people. My family went to a concert at the kids’ school where they asked them what each person’s superpower was. It was interesting to think about each of our gifts and how they relate to each other.

I’ve never changed a flat tire, but I’d like to think that with proper instructions, I might be able to ;).

10 12 2010
melgallant

Nice. I like the idea of calling these gifts “superpowers”, because they are pretty awesome to have. And for everyone, their superpower mix is just a little bit different. πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
iseeyoulookingatme

This is both self deprecating, and self lifting up (I know I made that up). I really enjoyed this.

“I sing like a dying frog,
and dance like an arthritic chicken.”

Now, that is FUNNY stuff!

10 12 2010
melgallant

“self lifting up” – new phrase! I love it! πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
2bdancing

It’s also possible you are gifted with a way with words. Being able to self evaluate is also a gift/skill/superpower.
and you are funny, too.

10 12 2010
melgallant

Thanks – you are very kind. A gift you have as well! πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
ayala

Funny, Mel! I was smiling the whole time. I love it!

10 12 2010
melgallant

Glad it made you smile. I’m a big dork with many blessings. πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
Melissa

Love how you *know* your gifts!
And the other stuff doesn’t matter.
Such a great perspective! (And funny!) πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
Sara

This made me laugh!! I love it πŸ™‚

13 12 2010
Mel Gallant

Ha – I had fun writing this one. πŸ™‚

10 12 2010
Belinda

The last two lines brings warmth on a chilly day, for sure.
And I bet you’re a wonderful coffee date!

13 12 2010
Mel Gallant

I am a great coffee date! Someone else needs to bring the biscotti though. πŸ™‚

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