Day 252 Question 252:
What is the best quality you’ve inherited from either of your parents?
Both of my parents are amazing. They both have admirable qualities that people could only wish they that could hold. If I were to pick only one thing though that I have inherited it would be compassion learned from my mother. My mother loves everyone without question and treats people with such kindness. She does not see race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, etc. She sees people for who they are not what they are. My mother has this way about her in which she can make people feel comfortable within moments of meeting her and it is obvious just by watching, people truly enjoy being around her. My parents are 72 and 74 and they have a very active social life and a great group of people they call friends in their lives. It makes me so happy to see them as active as they are and share their experiences with others their age (or close to their age). I have sat back and watched people interact with my mom and it is as if people are naturally drawn to her. People want to be around her because she is so positive and so upbeat and so genuinely kind. I believe I have inherited some of this from my mother. I do not believe I have everything she does but I hope to by the time I reach her age. My mother treats people with kindness with such ease because she truly believes there is no other way to treat people. Some people could look at my mother and think she is just happily ignorant but that is not the case at all. My mom knows her surroundings and is very aware of what is going on in the world but she does not give herself the choice to be negative or live in a hateful, spiteful way. The only thing that is natural to her is goodness and what a beautiful quality that is for someone to have. I admire my mother (even when she drives me absolutely crazy) because I know who she truly is as a person and if I could be half that person when I reach her age I know I would die happy. :0)