Let’s do something different today. It won’t take long; I promise. And although the post begins in sad, it ends in fun.
Two years ago, I attended my mother-in-law’s funeral. The woman was kind, selfless, and a joy to be around—nothing at all like those vicious mother-in-law stereotypes. In hospice, as her sentences became shorter, her children suggested she describe each family member using only one word. At the funeral, her oldest daughter read through the list of single-word descriptions for every child and grandchild. Learning how she perceived each of us was poignant and touching, and not a dry eye remained.
In a much lighter vein, I’d like to do the same with you. In the comment section below, feel free to type one word in the box, a word that describes you. It can be humorous or sincere, and there’s no need for modesty. In response, I will type one word I’d use to describe you. How spot on do you think I’ll be based on our few—or our many—online interactions? Then again, does it really matter? You only have to type one word in the box. Plenty of time left over for other—and by ‘other’ I mean less idiotic—pursuits.
If this is your first visit, don’t despair. You can still leave a one-word description of yourself. I’ll type a thank-you in return and learn something about you in the process. Ain’t that just a sweet treat?
Okay, I’ll start.
If I could only pick one word to describe myself, I would say ‘conscientious.’ Why? Because it sounds much less tight-ass than ‘perfectionist.’
What ONE word would you use to describe yourself?