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
Bossing people around? or is that called organising?
If you’re a woman it’s known as being efficient. IF you’re a man it’s known as being a boss. I am good at multi-tasking and sewing and reading and knitting and preparing tax returns and settling estates…… oops, that makes me a “bitchy” boss to the males and suspect to all the females.
Mary and I are good at making friends of all ages.
Now I am a little older I would be better off saying what I’m bad at. The good bits are a little thin. AB
I’m great at having really odd dreams that make me laugh the next morning.
Norrie – Bea would agree with you, and so do I. Arthur, you are good at writing, among other things.
I mainly wanted to say, Helena, that you are very good at writing, and that I’m glad you said it and, I hope, meant it. It’s amazing how hard it is to say those words. I am good at teaching and at tidying! Do they go together?? mimi
Thanks Mimi, and yes I think they do go together, I wish someone would teach my family to tidy…
Is finding this hard a very English thing do you think? Here goes – I’m good at making people feel at ease and making cakes and very good at daydreaming.
i find it hard to name things im good at writing poetry and stories is someting i like and can do well i guess but lately im best at being lazy, and way daydreaming too much