Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Good Intentions

I have heard all my life that everyone has some talent, it may be playing basketball or painting or singing, etc. I always left these discussions feeling bad because I have no obvious talents. Over the years however, I found that I could be placed with pretty much any personality and get along with them. So I chalked this up to being my "talent." I'm the "yes" girl, the one who takes almost anything on, or agrees even if I don't agree, because why hurt someone's feelings over nothing...  I lately, however, have been feeling like even at this, I have been failing. I remember once raising my hand in my 7th grade class thinking that I had the PERFECT answer  only to open my mouth and not be able to express my thoughts in a way that made the perfect sense it did in my head. {kinda like that sentence, haha} I have left a lot of conversations lately feeling like I had the best of intentions and my words came out all wrong. I honestly try REALLY hard to make people feel good about themselves and to be uplifted. Not sure if any of this makes any sense, but I guess my overall point to this post, is to just admit that I have short comings and that I want my friends and family to know that I really do have the best of intentions... I am SO grateful to have such good people in my life and appreciate you all and your patience with me!

**Picture taken from an etsy listing**


  1. Amy I'm absolutely LOVING your new kitchen! Can you design mine? :) I think you are very talented at making people feel good and always being very sweet and genuine. I can think of a lot of other talents to add to the list too though. :)

  2. I agree with Tiffany! You are so kind and easy to talk to/get along with. I can totally relate to the not being able to express your thoughts adequately thing. I am the exact same way. It always sounds so good in my head but then when I open my mouth I can't find the right words. It's frustrating! I have never thought that about you, though! I really do miss hanging out with you, I wish we still lived there :(

  3. We are our own worst critics, right! You are the only one I know that is critical of you! Because everyone loves you!! Including moi! THrough the years I am more and more grateful that heavenly father blessed me with YOU as my sister, all of you!! I have to admit, sometimes I thought you were so good at talking to people, I made somewhat of a study of it!! When we both worked at Brio, everyone liked you and I would watch you interact with them and I think it was becasue you were the make others happy girl!! If they made fun of you...I gave them hell and if they made fun of you, you agreed with them and giggled....But I also agree with the above you are very talented!! I mean you amaze me with your graphic design abilities!!! You are really artsy fartsy!! :)I love you more than the sun, moon and stars!! DOn't feel bad my dear!!!