What are Your Gifts?

Read this on another site by author Susan Quinn and would love to hear a response over here from everyone. She mentioned it’s ok to mention the obvious artistic, athletic and mathematical ones, but how can you identify your people or je ne sais pas skills?

This sounds like fun!

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22 thoughts on “What are Your Gifts?”

  1. I’ll start: There is a reason I love Halloween because I get a kick out of feigned identity and I pull it off successfully. Nobody ever takes me for a Yank.

    When I travel I refuse to do so on a cruise or with other fellow Americans. I imagine I’m one of the locals. My favorite story occurred at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna as I was waiting in line to find the Archimboldi exhibits. The handsome young Austrian guide gave me unceasing directions in German before I finally stopped him to admit I was American and I didn’t understand a word he’d said.

    He was aghast at his mistake but I was pleased at my unintentional subterfuge. 🙂

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  2. drlorentz:

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    I don’t think I am gifted. I do what I can and I am willing to try.

    Was that your version of a humblebrag?

    I was hoping you would quote comment #2. I guess you are proving the point of that comment. 🙂

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  3. drlorentz:

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    drlorentz:

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    I don’t think I am gifted. I do what I can and I am willing to try.

    Was that your version of a humblebrag?

    I was hoping you would quote comment #2. I guess you are proving the point of that comment. 🙂

    It was a tossup.

    Either way you were going to give me a bad time.

    “I try to add fewer lumens to those around me.” — DocLor (I wanted to write “less lumens” but I had mercy.)

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  4. Mike LaRoche:
    I’ve been told that I’m gifted at relating to/dealing with high-maintenance women. 😎

    I thought that was a curse, Mike. Are you sure your gifts aren’t  naïveté and gullibility?

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  5. 10 Cents:

    Mike LaRoche:
    I’ve been told that I’m gifted at relating to/dealing with high-maintenance women. 😎

    I thought that was a curse, Mike. Are you sure your gifts aren’t  naïveté and gullibility?

    She’s so fine, there’s no telling where the money went…

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  6. Mike LaRoche:

    10 Cents:

    Mike LaRoche:
    I’ve been told that I’m gifted at relating to/dealing with high-maintenance women. 😎

    I thought that was a curse, Mike. Are you sure your gifts aren’t  naïveté and gullibility?

    She’s so fine, there’s no telling where the money went…

    Mike, you have “the gift”.

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  7. I am afraid to recount my gifts, my talents: they are my treasures, all I have, and they are only on loan.  I’m vain of them, I try unstintingly to deploy them, and I pray I will not have to endure a long and inexorable bankruptcy.  O spare me yet a little! as the Psalmist implored…..

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  8. Hypatia:
    I am afraid to recount my gifts, my talents: they are my treasures, all I have, and they are only on loan.  I’m vain of them, I try unstintingly to deploy them, and I pray I will not have to endure a long and inexorable bankruptcy.  O spare me yet a little! as the Psalmist implored…..

    Well said. 🙂

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  9. I was thinking along PHCheese’s lines. I am not gifted in myself. “No skill, no talent, and basically, no personality.*” But I have been gifted by a wonderful husband who is nice to me and fond of me despite my flaws…..and also in fact by amazing parents/siblings/children.

    *well my Dad said I was a good hugger. A thin skill set but it has served me well enough.

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  10. Jojo:
    I was thinking along PHCheese’s lines. I am not gifted in myself. “No skill, no talent, and basically, no personality.*” But I have been gifted by a wonderful husband who is nice to me and fond of me despite my flaws…..and also in fact by amazing parents/siblings/children.

    *well my Dad said I was a good hugger. A thin skill set but it has served me well enough.

    This comment is about to be nixed, babe. Too modest! If you snared a wonderful husband and family, you’ve definitely got something going. 🙂

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  11. Not exactly a gift, I have to work at it, but I believe it’s getting the sock puppet irritated.

    I dunno, electronics or electricity, I’m sort of gifted in that.

    Also a fixer, I’m sort of gifted as a fixer, if it’s broke, I pretty sure I can fix it.

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