We are born humans. However, ‘becoming human’ is choice we make.
I used to think that being human would be a trait everyone would hope to acquire, but looking around I realise otherwise.
How am I working towards being human?
I have always been a Grateful person. Life is a bouquet of experiences, some good, some bad and some best forgotten, but if you allow it to then every occurrence leaves you wiser. With each passing year and experiences my attitude of Gratitude gets even more firmly entrenched.
I am Thankful that I can Help people whenever I can and it whatever way I can. It may be a small thing like sharing a link that someone has been looking for to something more serious like being there for a person when they need you.
I am almost obsessed about Giving Credit when and where it is due. Having come across situations where people have walked away claiming my ideas as theirs, used my recipes and pictures and passed them off as theirs to more serious situations with family and friends, has made me even more obsessed.
Empathy helps me understand situations I haven’t experienced myself and being empathetic helps me hone my Kindness quotient as I have realised that sometimes a kind word or gesture is all that is needed, or is all that I can contribute.
Patience is what I had to work on developing and I am glad that I have reached a level where I can wait and watch as compared to my look after you leap attitude earlier
Appreciation is what I do best, even going over the top with it sometimes * grin * But hey I Honestly believe that less is not more, in this case. Ironically, I have come to realise that Honesty is a dangerous weapon to have, it can hurt others when you wield it but that does not stop me from using it, very wisely, or Saying No as I personally abhor the habit of fence sitting and I always assure that people know what I can do, or cant, and where they stand with me, a nd I feel Better for that.
I am also content that my experiences of life have gone on to make me Better person and not a bitter one and that I still believe in miracles and hope that Good will always win over Evil.