A question has been stirring in my mind lately, and I'd like to share this with you, too.
Question: When people see you, what do you want them to see? Or when people think of you, what trait do you want them to attribute to you?
I don't mean to ask what you think is your best or most prominent feature. That's probably pretty obvious. What I mean is what you WANT people to see in you.
Fill in the blank: When others see a picture of me in their mind's eye, I want them to see _____________.
I'll go first. I want people to see graciousness. Not graceFULness, because that's probably impossible. I'm accident-prone, so I don't think that'll ever happen. But I want to be gracious. Why? Because I spent a lot of my early life being ungracious, that's why. I was a champion rule-follower and I was pretty harsh toward anyone who wasn't. So gracious is what I want to be.
What about you? If you're completely honest with yourself, how do you want others to see you? Beautiful? Kind? Fun? Successful? Intelligent? Physically fit? Carefree?
Don't answer by saying what you think you should feel. Tell me how you do feel.
There are lots of great attributes out there. How would you--honestly--fill in the blank?