~ Toot! Toot! ~

Day 54 of 365:

{Writing Prompt}

Toot Your Horn
Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating, and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.

I like this topic because I feel like it’s easier to point out your flaws and put yourself down than it is to boast about the good parts we all have.  Think about it – what is the hardest question to answer in a job interview?  The question about your greatest strengths.  We are so humble by nature.

Well, I say there is nothing wrong with a little self-pride and self-love and letting the world know.

For instance, I like that I am….huh.

The thing I like most about myself is…..ummmmm

I really like the fact that I ….

ugh.  This is hard.  :S

Just kidding!

You know what I like about myself?  I like that I am creative.  I like that I can make things with my hands.  I like that I can express myself in a meaningful way by writing stories and taking photographs.  I like that I can look at a blank page and instantly visualize the colours, shapes and details I will put onto it.  I like that I can see something and instantly know how to frame it in and from what angle to shoot it with my camera.  I like that my creations make me unique.

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That is what I like about me.

A-toot-tootin’ my own horn….

 

(This was actually kinda hard to write, on a personal level.  Tell me, do you find it difficult to talk about your favourite personal strengths and qualities?)

 

-Janice 🙂

 

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4 Replies to “~ Toot! Toot! ~”

  1. It is hard to write about your strengths, because it feels like bragging. I think we need to love ourselves to see our strengths and our weaknesses. If you think about it….sometime our strength can also be our weakness. I love your creativity!

    1. You are absolutely right, Susan. It bugs me that, like the prompt says, I can easily point out all of my flaws but struggle to do the opposite. It’s a trait that is so strongly woven into the fabric of our culture and what we deem to be social flaws. Maybe we don’t need to walk around tooting our own horn loud enough for everyone to hear, but I think we should all show practice self-pride and use our strengths to our advantage as often as we can. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  2. Yes, I’ve always found it difficult to tell someone about my qualities or strengths, probably because it’s so close to arrogance that I don’t want to risk going over the line. Confidence is quiet, arrogance is raucous. I’d rather that you see my qualities than to tell you about them.

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