Friday, April 16, 2010

Honesty and Master of Friendship Awards

I was awarded the Honest Scrap award by my sister, Demetria a while back and Sarah Denley just tagged me for the Karate Master of Friendship award, so I thought I'd combine the two here.

I wrote 10 honest things about myself a while back. You can read about it here if you like. I thought I'd do it a little different this time around. So, here it goes....

1. I choose to see the best in others unless they prove me otherwise.
2. I love deep meaningful discussions.
3. I love learning new things from those around me. For example, my friend Datha is the most wonderful care giver I have ever met. She is so nurturing and loving. I know I've said it before, but, when we had the opportunity to work together I gained a lot of insight into this side of her. We posses very different views on classroom management and our philosophy of education. She believes whole hearted in not pushing a child and allowing them to be little while they are. She approaches teaching from a self discovery aspect, and learn through play. I approach teaching in a much more structured way. Instead of being threatened by our differences, I chose to let the Lord use her to grow me in this area.
4. I am awed by people who seem to have a balance of both gentleness and grace, especially when faced with disheartening circumstances or confrontational people. (Mrs. Sandra, I hope you don't mind my bragging on you.) I found an excellent example of this in her post here.
5. If you look hard enough and wait long enough, I believe that people will show you who they really are. I love the following quote: Your actions speak so loudly, I can't hear a word you are saying.
6. I am a very all or nothing type of person. If I can't do something 100% then I don't want to do it at all, and often times won't.
7. It amazes me how organized and structured I was when I was teaching. My classroom was always clean and everything in it's place before I left for the day. Everything was prepared ahead of time, turned in on time and ran smoothly. I was almost to the point of being anal about it. Then I had children. Being a stay at home mom changed me in so many ways. I am so much more flexible. My house has never been as clean as my classroom, and that's the one thing I struggle with, but, it's not my top priority. I would rather have a happy home than a clean house. For now I just accept that I live in a world of beautiful chaos. On any given day you can walk into my home and there are toys on the floor, finger paintings on the wall, laundry to be folded at the foot of the couch, and dishes in the sink. -It's called real life.
8. I can be very silly and other times way too serious.
9. Hugh has always said my friends don't all go together, but, I love having many different types of friends.
10. I honestly can not think of one more thing to be honest about.

Here are the rules for the award:
-List 6 things you are a master in.
-Pass it on to 6 bloggers you think are masters at friendship and make blogging awesome.
Since this is a friendship award, I am going to focus on the aspects of friendship that I am good at.
1. I am very encouraging.
2. I am also very loyal to those I love and care about.
3. I am some what of a mother bear when it comes to my friends and family. I am very protective. If you hurt someone I love, we will have problems.
4. I am good at listening.
5. I am not too proud or ashamed to say I'm sorry when I am wrong, or have hurt someone I love unintentionally. I would never, never knowingly hurt someone I love.
6. I enjoy helping or doing something special for my sweet friends!
If you would like to tag the following friends...
Rachel (private bog)
Ashley I
Mrs. Sandra
Mrs. Susan
I look forward to reading all about you and what you are working to master in your life or have already mastered. ~Blessings!


Sarah Denley said...

Loved reading your list(s).

I think you are a master in...
1. being still and waiting on God's timing.
2. cherishing your husband.
3. loving and respecting others, even those whose opinions are very different from your own
4. really using your background in education for your children's benefit (I hope I can do that as well as you do!)
5. being an encourager
6. knowing your priorities and living your life in a way that reflects them.

Now, how did I do?

I think most of the ones you did about me were dead on. I hope I put those I love above myself as much as it seems, but I don't know that I do and I'm not sure about "aspiring to great things" unless you mean being the best Momma I can possibly be (which, I'm sure you would agree, is one of the GREATEST things one could aspire to!).

By the way, I realized I never thanked you for linking to my Lent post; it meant so much to me that it resonated and was meaningful to someone else!

Susan said...

Thanks for the award, Tiffany. I enjoyed reading more about you, always do!!! I have posted my 6 friendship strengths.

Erin said...

What a fun post! We have similar blog names, too. Loves it! =)