A friend recently told me a story about a guy she dated, many years ago, who asked her a thought provoking question.
"If you asked a friend to describe you with only one word, what would that word be?"
The guy asking her this question, in her words, was an "egotistical, money hungry person" who said his friends would use the word "humble" to describe him.
Isn't it interesting what people think about themselves or think others think about them.
My friend said that at that time in her life, she thought her friends would have called her "interesting." After all, she was traveling the world with wanderlust coursing through her veins.
This really got me thinking about what word would most describe me. I'm sure for different people it would vary. I also think that it may have changed over the years. Words I'd love to have describe me would be sincere, honest, genuine, true. The words I'd choose for myself right now would be sad, overwhelmed, anxious, pained, numb.
I'm finding it helpful to toss some of these words around in my noggin. I know we are not just a word, but a series of complex emotions and experiences. We also have the ability to change perceptions - our own or others. Simply acknowledging this was a comforting moment for me this week.
What word would YOUR FRIENDS use to describe you?
What word would YOU use to describe yourself?
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