Day four’s “challenge”: Write three nice things about you that aren’t physical.
*I keep my cynicism to myself. (Mostly.) When I’m faced with a peppy, perky optimist, I resist the urge to tell them my view of things. Just because I think the world has gone to hell and will remain there doesn’t mean I need to bum hopeful people out.
*I like to think that I notice when I’m judgmental 95% of the time, and I remind myself that I ain’t close to perfect so I need to stay in my lane.
*I will do the right thing even if it inconveniences me or makes me uncomfortable. I am not telling you to ignore your boundaries or always put others first! Let me try to elaborate… Example one) Right now I’m living with a cat that I hate, who I adopted because knowing what his life was like in his previous home made me really sad. He’s twenty and deaf and kinda wonky looking, so finding him a home would have been near impossible, and I figured I can suck up his presence for the little time he has left. Example two) I was waiting for the train and there was an announcement that the inbound train was loading on the outbound track. I got to the right side and saw a man waiting on the wrong side. I immediately got anxious and started one of my ridiculous inner monologues, “What if I tell him and I’m somehow wrong? He’ll miss his train! He could be furious! I could make him late for work! He could scream at me or attack me!” But I took some deep breaths and yelled across to him. We both got on the train, he thanked me, and everything was fine. I was horribly anxious, to the point of being straight up fearful, but I conquered it and helped a guy out.
And my answers from last year, because I liked them.
*I’m honest, but I only tell harsh truths when my opinion is asked for, and I still remain respectful.
*I write one hell of a research paper.