30 Things: Number 30


30. List 10 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Oh my gosh, here it is:  the last one, Number 30!

  1. Son #1: Sean
  2. Son #2: Loren
  3. Book #1: America’s Pictorial Quilts
  4. Book #2: Contemporary Quilts From Traditional Designs
  5. Being a great elementary, middle school and university teacher
  6. Remaining a dedicated and talented hand quilter while surrounded by a movement that promotes machine quilting
  7. Being a caring individual who is accepting of people from all walks of life
  8. Someone who is not afraid to try new things
  9. Someone who stands up for her faith
  10. Someone who does her best and does the right thing… because it’s the RIGHT thing, even when nobody is looking.

There.  That’s 30 things in black and white on your screen.  It was a good exercise for me, and for many of you who faithfully responded to just about every post, I thank you!  I probably shared more than I would have without the 30 Things prompts, but that’s alright.  It was fun, made me think, and helped create a conversation between us. 


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30 Things: Number 29

29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
I love to talk to people, and I love to listen and help others.  I think I sometimes come across differently than that, but my intentions are always good.  They come from the heart. 
How can a person REALLY know another person unless they live with them day in and day out?  You can’t.  Example:  Someone I went to high school with was always very quiet and never spoke to me much, even when we were adults with children of our own.  I thought she couldn’t stand me, and wanted nothing to do with me.  I found out years later through communicating in an online social forum that she was extremely shy and afraid to talk to people.  It had nothing to do with me at all!  She’s a beautiful person, and I am happy to now be friends with her after all this time. 
What we perceive about others may or may not be accurate.  We need to put judgments aside, and assume the best. 


How do YOU think YOU come across to others?