Discovering the Relevance of Words
I am as bad as the worst, but thank God I am as good as the best.
I can’t sing.
I can only dance in a room full of bad dancers and alcohol.
I am horribly incompetent when it comes to the pratical application of mathematics beyond arithmetic.
I am disgustingly unorganized.
I can’t draw a straight line. Or cut one.
I can’t talk to someone on the phone without talking myself out of anxiety by mentally rehearsing the conversation several times. And then I can never stick to the script.
I can’t think of a better way to transition than to borrow from Goodwill Hunting-
There are so many things we can’t do, whether due to laws or restrictions, abilities, or physics that we often forget there are so many ways we can just play. We all have so many gifts that we often take for granted.
When it comes to words, I can just play. I love to play. I need to play. I have never struggled acquiring vocabulary, understanding grammar, or learning forms. The ideas may not always come, but once they do not only are the floodgates opened, but the world makes sense.
I can make people smile. Whether they are truly cheered or simply laughing at how stupid I am is irrelevant.
Today I want you to acknowledge your shortcomings, not hide behind them or fear them, and, more importantly, I want you to celebrate your gifts. How do you play?
QOTD – What can’t you do? What can you do?