I Love Potato Chips Too Much
You may assume that’s it’s because I don’t like people to know I have weakness. Ha! Ha! Not so! If you read my posts you might have picked up on the fact that I find the revelation of personal weaknesses strangely liberating.
Simple fact: My strengths and weaknesses are a little boring, and I much prefer to be interesting.
Lately, it’s been difficult for me to read blogs of those I love and write my own (but I have been lurking!). My woman of leisure lifestyle is a farce. I have not even had the time to “leish”. There is nothing leisurely going on here…and therefore I expose a HUGE weakness. I am lazy. Or at least I WANT desperately to be lazy.
A perfect day for me is a day where I wake up to nothing pressing; the calendar is blank…my time is my own. I can do this, or I can do that…whatever. My laziness keeps me from forming worthwhile habits: scripture reading, house cleaning, exercising, visiting teaching. Some of this gets done, most of it does eventually, but it takes tremendous effort.
Kudos to the do-ers! I commend you! Really I admire you! I accept disgust and disdain for my laziness, after all, it’s to be expected.
And I know that the Book of Mormon makes an AWESOME promise that with a little effort on our part the Lord will make weak things become strong to us. I am seriously counting on that one. I NEED that promise.
But at least I am helpful. I help people do things sometimes. If you ask me to help, I will. And sometimes I volunteer. I believe in a more karmic Golden Rule. I really try to do for others what I would want them to do for me. I really believe in putting good vibes out into the universe. I know it will come back to me. Honestly, I don’t help people for selfish reasons, because I expect some kind of immediate return, but I do it because I know how VALUABLE it is.
So in conclusion:
Weakness: I am SO lazy.
Strength: I am a cheerful helper.
If you’ve had enough you can stop reading now, I won’t be offended (another strength!), but if you are so intrigued you want more, and I know you do (a weakness!) read on:
Just in case you are not convinced of my lack of embarrassment at my awfulness and jerkiness, I’ll willingly list some more:
I have a hard time saying “no” (especially to door to door salespeople…the whole purpose for the $400 dollar fence I want that I can’t afford is to hang a sign on it that says “No Solicitors”)
I am SUPER bad with money…I spend it like I’m rich…I mean I AM rich…but more like the kind of rich with negative money…
I am physically lazy and therefore technically obese, according to this one website I found…I don’t go back to that site very much…
I like to sleep more than is needful, but that really ties into the lazy thing…
I sometimes avoid people...even if I think they might need me, which really negates my calling my helpfulness a strength…see what a jerk I am?
I sometimes bite off more than I can chew.
I have to make a real effort to finish things.
I love potato chips too much. I like them more than French Fries.
I am silently critical and I don’t even realize it. I always point out huge hair or ridiculously fake chests to Todd, but I guess that makes me not so silent about it. Let’s just say I mean no personal harm or judgment, but I cannot help noticing poor aesthetics.
I am a Libra (although I have WAY better decision making skills than the average Libra).
In fact I would venture to say that I am a GREAT decision maker.
I am a peacemaker.
I don’t get offended hardly EVER. Seriously, it’s pretty hard to get me riled…oh, but I have my buttons….
I appear confident.
I am a good cook. I can make something out of NOTHING.
I have a strong sense of right and wrong.
I can love without reservation or condition (but only if you’re aesthetically pleasing…I’m totally kidding…)