This morning in my yoga class our focus was ‘what you are good at’. We had to go around the room, saying who we were, where we were from and what we were good at. I watched and listened to everyone else.
“I am a good mother,” said one lady. “I am good at caring for people,” said another. “I am good at loving others,” came another. The closer it got to my turn the more panicked I got. For some reason washing-up gloves kept popping into my head. “I am good at washing-up?” I don’t think so.
“I am good at multi-tasking,” I thought of saying. Or “I am very efficient.” Help that sounds too boring. “I am good at being nice to my children even when they are horrible to me,” no, that goes for every mother there is. I needed something a little more original. Suddenly it was my turn…
“Well, I guess I am…,” I began.
“No,” said Elina smiling at me our teacher. “Don’t guess, you ARE.”
I started again. “I am good at….writing.”
I suddenly realised I had never said it. So now I have. I was a little embarrassed but got over it pretty quickly and into triangle pose.
What are you good at?
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2009