Thursday, January 13, 2011


I suppose the comment about a "new you" came because of the "new year". I don't really remember where I read it, in fact I think it was a combination of daily devotionals and maybe a blog. But in essence what I remember is, be the best "you". Don't try to "start over". The best me?
What this means to me is, develop the skills I have. Hone my craft.  Focus on two things I'm good at, and not worry about anything else. 
One of my "gifts", according to my friends, is listening. However, my husband thinks I talk too much. So maybe that one skill should be my top priority for a while, learning to listen.
What are your skills, and what do you need to work on?
And how do you know what your skills are?
I like the old me, but I do want to be better.


Joylene Butler said...

One of my skills is also one of the things that makes life difficult: my empathy, my capacity for feeling what others feel. It's not always a blessing. I'm left struggling to be happy instead of perpetually sad. I don't dare watch certain movies. We watched a tear-jerker the other night called "I Am David." OMG, it was so sad, it stayed with me all night and the next day. I had to keep telling myself to let it go.

Empathy is good, but exhausting, and I get so little done when I'm in that state of mind. Besides, what good does it do the person I'm experiencing empathy for? Do the victims of the holocaust care? Does the mother who just lost her child care? Does the abused animal care?

LOL. See what I mean? I can be a real drag sometimes.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

You know, did you read my post about making Jesus the "Gatekeeper" of your thoughts?
I do the same thing, just play that stupid stuff over in my mind again and again until I'm so down I can't stand it! I may have to fly to Canada and just have a good LAUGH with you! What about that??? Wait--is it below 70 there? Ha ha---it's only 53 here today and I'm FREEZING!
Keep thinkin the GOOD thoughts sweetie! I love you!!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Katt -

Worry less; pray more.

Susan :)

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Amen Susan, Amen.
Hugs and blessings

Karen Lange said...

Me too! Moving ahead in Him...:)

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

With an attitude like that how can we fail?
Hugs and many blessings