Friday, September 19, 2008

My Strengths

I almost didn't go to our Relief Society's Enrichment meeting tonight. It just seemed like a lot of work to take Ryan, and especially without a guaranteed pay off. But I went ... honestly, cause I would have wondered what I had missed if I didn't go.

Well, they divided us into small groups and we each told a few things about ourselves. We also wrote 5-10 words about the other sisters in our group on stickers that we then put on a paper for each individual.

There were 4 other ladies in our group. One I had just met for the first time; one is a fairly new sister who is also my neighbor; and the 2 other ladies I have known for a while and are 2 of my favorite people. It's always a little surprising to see what others think of us. I find that they are typically much kinder than I am to myself. So, here's what they wrote on my paper:

Organized, good listener, busy, sincere, funny, spiritual, good mother.
Good teacher, good conversationalist, intelligent, caring, friendly, good Mom, peace maker.
Organized, brilliant, resilient, kind, funny, amazing, strong.
Creative, friendly, outgoing, good listener, giver.

I'm thankful for good friends and for good leaders. This is just a small portion of an outstanding evening.