Today my victory dance for kicking some International Law test ‘butt’ was interrupted by my ever so cool tutor, who told me that I come off very complacent. Ouch! In my head having 22/25 (yes that is me gloating) was supposed to get me nothing less than a nod of approval but nope. It bothered me for about a second and then I thought about it, asked a few friends who unpleasantly surprised me by agreeing with said tutor and I was like you know what? Maybe there is a point to all this. The truth is I am grateful for a bit of criticism even when it sucks to hear, whether its coming from a genuine place or a vindictive one, eventually it just gets me thinking about me and maybe what I can do better. And that for me is always welcome challenge
As I wondered if I should dedicate this entire post to good old criticism and its perks I also noticed that as much as I would love to, there is a whole host of tiny amazing things I want to be grateful for..
- A little amazing human being fondly referred to as Dear a.k.a Sugar Baby. Also who happens to be my sister. You will be reading a really long post if I have to be thankful for her in her entirety but just for purposes of today, I am grateful for her immense cheerleader skills.I wake up everyday knowing I have assured support regardless of the kind of day its going to be.
- Good music. What would the world be like without good music? Whichever brain came up with my past, present and future favorite songs, needs to know that I am grateful. I think that music is one of the best creations of the human mind/soul. A good song/ concert any day is better than anything. ( As much as I would love to go on about my gratitude for music, I find I have an inadequacy of the musical vocabulary, so I just hope you get the point.)
- Mirrors. I am not “the- get- stuck- in- the- mirror- till- you- miss- the- party” type of girl but I do love those reflection equipments, because we all can relate to a lousy outfit the mirror saved us from, or a piece of food it showed us to get rid of, moments before we flashed anyone what wouldn’t have been so much of a killer smile.(Anyone?) Also those of you obsessed with selfies you need to pay tribute to these amazing apparatus because from what I hear they play a vital role in helping you come up with what someone called; ‘the- perfect- duck- face”
That’s all the gratitude I can master for Day 3…please feel free to add to the list.