Week 11 and another tough one to think about, a personality trait. Once again I had to call on the closest people around me to inspire my writing on this one.
Well, when asking this question sat in the garden under the hot heat of last Monday, his reply was I made him laugh. I imagine I do with my feet in a washing up bowl of cold water that took me 5 mins to dive into after fits of little giggles because it was so cold. No idea why I do that. I asked what it was I did that made him laugh, and his response as always was ‘you have a funny face’ like a clown I respond? ‘Yeah’ it’s just one of our funny little sayings that has stuck. From this conversation, I know it is going to be hard to find a personality trait.
This is a biased person to ask really, asking your own mother what her favourite personality trait is of her oldest daughter. I am expecting a list instead of one thing. So I make it clear it has to be one thing. I still got the list, so I told her to choose one. Her number one choice was my sense of humour – I sense a pattern here.
The Number 1 Friend
Featured a few blog posts back in this challenge was one of my best friends, I figured it would be wise to ask her. ‘Probably your patience and ability to adapt to what’s thrown at you. But mainly your loyalty’ I was literally touched by this, it is not an everyday conversation to have with your best friend.
Okay, there is a pattern here with my family. My sisters response was that I was funny, I made her laugh with my funny voices.
Again, the perfect person to ask, someone I have lived with and to be honest I was expecting him to say, my legendary dad dancing in the kitchen, however, apparently it was on the list. Once again, I was pleasantly surprised with his answer, ‘Loyalty’ it is a nice feeling to be told by your closest friends that you are loyal.
On reflection of asking, I did start to think about the loyalty comments and this is a personality trait I can confidently say I am. Even within my career, I have been very loyal to the companies I have worked for. However, it was the comments from family members about my sense of humour, I am grateful for this personality trait it is to be enjoyed after all life is so short and fragile, we only have one life and we should enjoy it.