Let’s face it: the world is not overflowing with self-esteem boosters. Sometimes, in fact, encouragement is pretty hard to come by. Now, people have been very wonderful about cheer leading some of the things that I do for a living and in ministry – but what about the great things I do that no one really gets to see? What about the gifts that are quite remarkable, but go unnoticed by the masses? For a little pick-me-up today, I decided to list the impressive things I can do that few people know about:
- Fast and excellent card shuffling.
- Minesweeper (I’m not even kidding – I’m really good at this and really should be given the number of hours I’ve logged practicing while talking on the phone.)
- Online shopping (specialty: unique gift buying.)
- Ability to eat an entire Egg McMuffin in the time it takes to drive the 1.4 miles from McDonald’s to my office.
- Ability to hide the fact that I eat Egg McMuffins from my co-workers.
- Excellent towel and sheet folding. Crisp!
- Pie crust. I make a mean pie crust. It’s the Mennonite in me.
- Yodeling. Except not really, but I thought it looked impressive on the list.
- Ability to accurately predict the sex of unborn babies about 50% of the time.
- Ability to predict with remarkable accuracy when a dating couple will break up (that’s kind of a sad one.)
Behold: My top-ten least-significant talents. I feel so much better having indulged in this small bit of self-congratulatory exhibitionism. How about you? What are your unsung gifts?
P.S. I love my blog family – thanks to those of you who called and emailed to make sure I was well after yesterday’s morose post. The week’s lookin’ up!