Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Write or Die Wednesdays: You Gotta Have Friends


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Write or Die Wednesdays




We really enjoyed last week's prompt where our lovely participants had to choose a person for a 1-hour coffee date. Some people chose family members who have passed on, while others chose historical figures (past and present). It was a lot of fun and our most popular prompt yet! Click here to check out those posts. It's probably a good idea to have a cuppa joe while you read them. :)

Today's prompt is as follows:

Scientists say that no 2 snowflakes are alike. So, we want to know - What makes YOU unique? 



Happy writing!

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I truly believe that everyone is unique. We all have something inside of us that sets us apart from others. Our background, our families/friends, our experiences, our values, our opinions. All of these things help to mold us into the people we are today.

But trying to articulate what makes me unique is hard for me. I don't know why. Even though I feel like I'm different from everyone else, even though I know there are things that make me special - when I try to say it, it just doesn't come out right. But that's the whole purpose of Write or Die Wednesdays, isn't it? To challenge myself in my writing. To push myself to share my heart and my story. So, please bear with me as I try to get this out.

You know what love languages are, right? Gary Chapman wrote a book about it - how people give and receive love in different ways. Well, I think what makes me unique is that I'm fluent in friend languages.

What does that mean? Well, I feel like I'm pretty gifted at relating to people. I always try to get to know people better and find out what they're interested in and relate to them in some way. Maybe we're both parents. Maybe we like the same tv shows. Maybe we both like to eat! Maybe we both have the same sense of humor. Maybe we both like to read. Whatever. I always find that common ground. This usually (not always) means that I'm able to connect with people that other folks would find to be difficult to be friends with. It also means that I have a very diverse group of friends and acquaintances.

"Mia, I thought you said you were an introvert. What gives?" you might ask. Well, it's true, I am an introvert and most of the time the thought of talking to people and making small talk would make me run for the hills. But that thought gets overridden by my general sense of camaraderie. I love to joke around. I love to laugh with friends. Having friends at work helps make the days go by faster. Having friends outside of work helps to keep you sane. Having online friends with similar interests helps me to feel fulfilled. Friendship makes the world go 'round, and all that jazz.

So, now it's your turn, friends! What makes YOU unique? Come share, I'd love to hear all about it. xo



   

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7 comments:

  1. That's great Mia! I can totally relate. Whenever I meet someone new, whatever bad impression they may give off, I just shake it off and find something good about them that we can relate to. Unless they were absolutely rude, then that's a different story. But, when I meet a kind person for the first time, I am open to engage in a conversation any time!

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  2. Mia, I totally see this in you! I am surprised to read you say that you are introverted because I have always considered you one of the most sociable of my online blogging friends. I loved this prompt although, like you, I struggled with answering it.

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  3. :) Have an amazing Wednesday!

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  4. I can TOTALLY see this! also, I've always thought that most introverted people were studying situations and people rather than being loud like me. I'm really loving this week's prompt!

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  5. I think people need to redefine what the definition of introvert means. It doesn't mean you don't like people or making friends. Making true friends is an art. In today's world of being so "connected" electronically, I don't think people spend as much time getting to know each other and becoming "true" friends. Loved this!

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  6. I'm with Sheryl! I also think the perception of introverts needs a makeover!

    I can definitely see you being fluent in friendship language...you are an AWESOME friend! So kind and thoughtful. I'm blessed to know you :)

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  7. This is so cool! And I have to say, it doesn't surprise me that you're fluent in friendship language. Once you mentioned it in your post I was nodding my head. :)

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