Wednesday, December 8, 2010

#reverb10: beautifully different

(what day 7 (community) was all about)

day 8 prompt ... Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful.

(- Author: Karen Walrond)

odd bird in ... i have learned that my caring, authenticity, forthrightness, and expressive odd-bird perspective on life - with a bit of snark, wit, humor, and honesty - lights people up ... well, so i am told every once in a while as the smiles, laughter, puzzling looks, and maybe even some thought-provoking conversations follow.

learning to enjoy the odd bird ... i have a technical engineering background, and i enjoy writing. when people have puzzled at my interests, i have found ways to help them connect to their personal excitement and interests - and i'm not even trying. i just LOVE listening to people's stories and engaging in what i shared on saturday about wonder. although i really enjoy my alone time, i also really enjoy being around people. i am a pop-culture nut, voracious reader of books - as well as blogs and news paper. i love music to be around me, i sing off-key, and i'll keep singing (or humming, maybe). calculator in tow - all the time and jonesing when i do not have it.

spending today watching others ... one other thing wrapped into my odd bird in, often, if someone is really into some subject matter, i'll take a peek at what it is about - i am curious. always curious! in fact, i will spend my day today smiling while i watch others make people light up!

thank you, karen, for challenging others and me

for a morning self-esteem boost!


  1. LOVE IT, Shirl! Thanks for being so great and GORGEOUS!

  2. Shirley,
    "i just LOVE listening to people's stories." It is wonderful to be so receptive to others and to the world the way you are. Lovely!


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