Daily Prompt; Toot Your Horn/ The Daily Post


Who am I?

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

When I was a young child, one of the biggest sayings that was repeated to me daily was, you are to be seen and not heard. Now it is the total opposite, speak about yourself.

How does one take something embedded in their mind and turn it around full circle? This is a very difficult task for me. All I have to go on is the numerous comments that I have heard.

I am beginning as a toddler beginning to walk, to accept these comments as truth. Now please do not misunderstand me. It isn’t that I don’t believe what YOU are saying about me. It is ME being able to believe it about myself.

Growing up and realizing that my duty as a female was to get married and have children. Check on this, I completed this task. Did the marriage last? No it did not. My children are still in my life though, as far as I am concerned. LOL I have had many issues with the self accepting the fact that my children do not look at me as they once did. I thought it was a forever fairy tale thing. Kids always wanting to be close to mom, but alas, they grow up and build their own worlds.

Iย  believe that through my own disappointments and suffering in my own life, I have become who I am today. I can quickly feel another souls pain and searching for someone who cares. I feel like I am very sensitive to others needs. I may not always be able to help in ways that one wishes I could or would, but it doesn’t mean my heart is not there.

The word compassion is;Compassion is the virtue of empathy for the suffering of others. Empathy is something that I have developed and toned. I was not born with it. We are born with sponges waiting to be soaked up with information. We are taught to believe what has been ingrained in our heads.

It is our duty as a human to walk paths of life and find the point of where we fit in and feel comfortable with our own skin. We take a part of our past and mix it with our own maturity and hopefully we have in the end molded a statue of uniqueness and beauty.

It has felt so odd to speak of me in this manner. It is like taking the floor yesterday at the care plan meeting. All eyes were on me as all eyes are searching my words now. With theย  help of you and God leading me by the hand, I believe in my place on this earth I carry compassion and empathy. Please do not think I am tooting my own horn. I am definitely not. My mother would say that I am bragging about myself and my father would shake his head and walk a way, but for you my blogging friends, I think you understand exactly what I am saying and where I am coming from.

26 thoughts on “Daily Prompt; Toot Your Horn/ The Daily Post

  1. *giggles at Kadeen’s comment* I thought by the title of the post it was another recipe for cabbage.. hehe. I think we are told to be seen and not heard as children as we don’t have an understanding of life and things. Our gripes as children just remind the adults how they want to go back to being a kid. I do think compassion is missing from parts of the world. People have been so hardened by cruelty, abuse and indifference that it’s hard to make a difference and some people don’t feel their life matters. That’s why I make it a point to try every day to say hi to a different co-worker, or hug a co-worker who seems down or be silly, because you never know the person’s day you brighten may make a *huge* difference. I know it does for me. I read a blog yesterday about being grateful for the simple things in life.. I will find the link and share because I thought it would a great thing to take to heart and work on improving for this year.

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  2. Why not blow your own horn.???? Just go ahead … if we don’t it ourselves .. nobody else will do it. Because we are … so good at what we are doing. That is the truth.

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  6. Thanks for following my blog. I LOVE this post. I was also told children were to be seen and not heard. This is the first time I have ever thought about how that affected me as a person. You are so right on! Wow. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hi Beth, I believe so much that even things we can not remember affect who we are today. we are what we were taught at such a tender age. it is up to us to change what we don’t like. So nice to be able to chat with you

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  7. It makes me so mad when I hear that kids should be seen and not heard. In my opinion, it should be the other way around. Most adults should STFU and let children create, grow, explore, think. I’m glad you have a voice now and thanks for stopping by!

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  8. I think when we decide that we “like” who we are…we can exalt ourselves a little more…I’m me…made and formed by God…and I’ll take what I was given and make the best of it…
    so, good for you Terry…to see the talents you have …we should not be afraid to say…”Heh, I did a good job!”…

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