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8171-IMG_1754a 13 Jul 2007 10:00pm #25
offline Bryan

Member since 28 Oct 2006

Member from Eltham

Posts: 10933

Thank you bobbity, I was going to have a go at that my self.

I am going to add another (22) but an explanation first. when I was 14 I learnt a good lesson. I was in hospital for an eye operation and afterward felt fairly down as would most teenagers would when they found out they are not indestructible, when a 3 year old was running around generally being a pain in the area one sits. I asked one of the nurses what he was in for & was told he was blind in one eye & was going to have an operation on the other with a more than 50% chance that he would go completely blind. So: No matter how bad things are for me, there is ALWAYS someone worse off.

8171-IMG_1754a 13 Jul 2007 10:01pm #26
offline Bryan

Member since 28 Oct 2006

Member from Eltham

Posts: 10933

1 ability to multi-task
2 Having a lovely relationship with family or anyone
3. being able to face adversity and still smile
4 knowing there are people far worse off than yourself
5 bouncing back after trauma
6 understanding the best stories never pretend to provide answers
7 knowing how to read between the lines
8 being able to forgive
9 and "forget"..put it behind and don't go back.
10 being capable of unconditional love
11 Teaching love and tolerance by example
12 being able to feel empathy for people and feel what they are feeling to as great an extent as possible.
13 To be able to offer advise in such a manner that the person to which it was offered doesn't feel they HAVE to accept it.
14 To have an open mind and never stop learning.
15 Being able to achieve things that other people said I couldn't do (that's my favourite!)
16 I recognize that I need to cherish the good things around me and send the daily bad news to the bin.
17 I shall add being able to be at peace with onesself,lol
18 give to my neighbour unconditionly and to accept humbly any help that comes to me when I need it.
19 strength to endure what ever adversity comes my way
20 be strong enough to defend that which I know is good and repel that which is harmful to me and those I love dearly.
21 "To be able to offer advice in such a manner that the person to whom it was offered believes it was THEIR OWN idea. " When I can do that, I feel really great!! :-)
22. No matter how bad things are for me, there is ALWAYS someone worse off.

7969-email_me_copy 14 Jul 2007 10:30am #27
offline TheSnipe

Member since 27 Oct 2006

Member from Mt Albert

Posts: 525

1 ability to multi-task
2 Having a lovely relationship with family or anyone
3. being able to face adversity and still smile
4 knowing there are people far worse off than yourself
5 bouncing back after trauma
6 understanding the best stories never pretend to provide answers
7 knowing how to read between the lines
8 being able to forgive
9 and "forget"..put it behind and don't go back.
10 being capable of unconditional love
11 Teaching love and tolerance by example
12 being able to feel empathy for people and feel what they are feeling to as great an extent as possible.
13 To be able to offer advise in such a manner that the person to which it was offered doesn't feel they HAVE to accept it.
14 To have an open mind and never stop learning.
15 Being able to achieve things that other people said I couldn't do (that's my favourite!)
16 I recognize that I need to cherish the good things around me and send the daily bad news to the bin.
17 I shall add being able to be at peace with onesself,lol
18 give to my neighbour unconditionly and to accept humbly any help that comes to me when I need it.
19 strength to endure what ever adversity comes my way
20 be strong enough to defend that which I know is good and repel that which is harmful to me and those I love dearly.
21 "To be able to offer advice in such a manner that the person to whom it was offered believes it was THEIR OWN idea. " When I can do that, I feel really great!! :-)
22. No matter how bad things are for me, there is ALWAYS someone worse off.
23. Knowing the world doesn't revolve around you.
24. Being capable of giving the greatest gift; allowing people to talk about themselves and truly listening with empathy.

7120-avatar 14 Jul 2007 7:55pm #28
offline cameo

Member since 11 Oct 2006

Member from Lower Hutt

Posts: 1086

TheSnipe. If you are not a Samaritan, you should be.

10379-onsantasknee 14 Jul 2007 9:26pm #29
online Chris21-4

Member since 09 Dec 2006

Member from Te Awamutu

Posts: 4597

1 ability to multitask
2 having a lovely relationship with family or anyone
3 being able to face adversity and still smile
4 knowing there are people far worse off than yourself
5 bouncing back after trauma
6 understanding the best stories never pretend to provide answers
7 knowing how to read between the lines
8 being able to forgive
9 and forget, put it behind you and dont go back
10 being capable of unconditional love
11 teaching love and tolerance by example
12 being able to feel empathy for people and feel what they are feeling to as great an extent as possible
13 being able to offer advise in such a manner that the person to which it was offered doesn't feel they have to accept it
14 to have an open mimd and never stop learning
15 being able to achieve things that other people said I couldnt do (that's my favourite)
16 I recognise that I need to cherish the good things around me and send the daily bad news to the bin
17 I shall add being able to be at peace with myself, lol
18 give to my neighbor unconditionally and to accept humbly any help tht comes to me when I need it
19 stength to endure whatever adversity that comes my way
20 be strong ernough to defend that which I know is good and repel that which Is harmful to me and those I love dearly
21 to be able to offer advice in such a manner that the person to whom it was offered believes it was their own idea ( when I can do that, I feel really great)
22 no matter how bad things are for me, there is ALWAYS someone worse off
23 knowing the world doesn't revolve around you
24 being able of giving the greatest gift, allowing people to talk about themselves, and truly listening with empathy
25 being able to accept people as they are
26 being able to laugh at myself, and when I make a fool of myself, being the first to laugh

6048-Browsing_Abroad_1_1 16 Jul 2007 5:17pm #30
offline bobbity

Member since 14 Sep 2006

Member from Glenfield

Posts: 5593

1 ability to multitask
2 having a lovely relationship with family or anyone
3 being able to face adversity and still smile
4 knowing there are people far worse off than yourself
5 bouncing back after trauma
6 understanding the best stories never pretend to provide answers
7 knowing how to read between the lines
8 being able to forgive
9 and forget, put it behind you and dont go back
10 being capable of unconditional love
11 teaching love and tolerance by example
12 being able to feel empathy for people and feel what they are feeling to as great an extent as possible
13 being able to offer advise in such a manner that the person to which it was offered doesn't feel they have to accept it
14 to have an open mimd and never stop learning
15 being able to achieve things that other people said I couldnt do (that's my favourite)
16 I recognise that I need to cherish the good things around me and send the daily bad news to the bin
17 I shall add being able to be at peace with myself, lol
18 give to my neighbor unconditionally and to accept humbly any help tht comes to me when I need it
19 stength to endure whatever adversity that comes my way
20 be strong ernough to defend that which I know is good and repel that which Is harmful to me and those I love dearly
21 to be able to offer advice in such a manner that the person to whom it was offered believes it was their own idea ( when I can do that, I feel really great)
22 no matter how bad things are for me, there is ALWAYS someone worse off
23 knowing the world doesn't revolve around you
24 being able of giving the greatest gift, allowing people to talk about themselves, and truly listening with empathy
25 being able to accept people as they are
26 being able to laugh at myself, and when I make a fool of myself, being the first to laugh
27. being loving and kind to everyone, no matter how hard


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