Refreshing isn't it...understanding and accepting that everyone comes from a different place in life, everyone is unique. The people in your life each have something wonderful and individual to bring to the table...you have friends and family members, even co-workers who serve particular roles in your life.
The world would be boring if we were all the same. The trick to be happy is accepting others and yourself for who they really are! For running around, waving your arms in the air and yelling...I love you for you! I think people who approach you in this way are few and far between, so when you find them...hold on! It is also about saying I love me, for me! and really meaning it!
In our family, Nathan is the great mediator, the peace keeper. He will take one for the team if it means keeping everyone happy. At the same time, he is a bit rigid...we call him the grumpy old man. Even though he has a smile that will bring you joy!
Steve is the great organizer, he keeps us all on the same page. He is so even...most of the time. But we need that because the rest of us can be a bit emotional. He is loyal and funny. He has many, many friends, which shows what a great person he is. He never admits he is wrong and I have learned to accept that.
I am the homemaker. I keep things moving. I take pride in everyone's accomplishments. I try to problem solve whenever I can. When I set my mind to something, it is happening. I am also moody and can give "tone" too much, even when I don't mean it.
Ella, is the big presence in our house. She never stops talking or singing. like ever and I am not exaggerating. She is loving and very bright. She steps up when it comes to helping others. She is a lover of all of our family stories.
(Supplies: Webster's Pages Spring Market papers, stickers, alphabet & chipboard buttons; Hollywood Vogue trim, Sparklers; I created a patchwork using all the different patterns in the line)
My family. We each have a different flavor. It is fine, because life would be bland without that!