Family for me is primarily my two children, daughter in law, five grandchildren, sister, and aunt. My mother, father, one brother, one nephew, and grandparents have passed. I also have dozens of other less frequently hugged relatives.
It has taken some painful life lessons to achieve alignment of my internal and external truths. To paraphrase Spencer Johnson's quote: integrity is my internal truth and honesty is being transparent about that truth with other people.
There is an old Metropolitan Life image of Charlie Brown lying on his back staring at thought bubble clouds with the words "why, why, why, why." That is me. I'm learning the value of finding humor as I ponder the why.
3.1 Life Lessons
3.2 Sense of Humor
4 Learning/Personal Growth
Learning and personal growth aren't just a career choice, they are a passion that I pursue for myself and others. This value also means that I enjoy being involved in different projects. Learn, do or help, then move on to the next idea.
4.5 Formal Education
I found this term in Strengths Finder, which states that "in your soul you know that we are all connected." Yes! This belief is essential to my ability to accept people where they are, as they are. I have an underdeveloped and underutilized ability to help people build bridges between different ______ (fill in blank).