Thursday, March 9, 2017

Favourite Feature

We're going to think back a few years on this post.  

In high school I was in the marching and concert band.  Every year, about 2 weeks-ish before school started we had day camp at the school.  It was mostly for the incoming freshman to learn the basics of marching, everyone to get music for the season, and get to know the people that we'd be spending a lot of time with a little better.

One of the questions that was asked each year was, "Name one part of you that you like and one part of you that you don't like."  The director usually had a freshman answer followed by a senior.  The freshman usually had to really think about it to come up with one thing liked, but many dislikes.  The senior usually had to be stopped because they were naming so many likes and had to be reminded to list a dislike.  Was it because the senior was arrogant and the freshman shy?  I don't think so.  I think it was more because as we grow up, we realize that there is more to us than what others think of us.  It's a maturing process that we all go through.  Some faster than others but we all do it.

I remember my freshman year dislike was my feet.  My feet are far from small, and for a female that isn't usually considered "attractive".  Even now, my feet are not my favourite feature.  They have served me well over the years, but have also demanded more attention and surgeries than any other part of me.  I wish I could tell you what my likes were, but I honestly don't remember them.  However, I do remember that as the years progressed I was able to respond with more likes and fewer dislikes.

What about today?  Is my list of likes continued to grow while my dislikes shrink?  Is my likes list significantly larger than my dislikes?  Yes.. yes it is.  Another interesting fact is that my favourite features aren't necessarily physical either.  Now, don't get me wrong there is a physical feature or two that I do like.. but I feel that my heart is at the top of the list.  As it should be.

What about you?  What is your favourite feature?

1 comment:

  1. I think your heart and humor are your two best features Jenn !!!