Day 252 Question 252

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)

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8 Responses to Day 252 Question 252

  1. You know, I was just thinking yesterday, I got the best from both of my parents, like I really think I inherited their better traits. I got my father’s ability to make friends and I got my mother’s artistic abilities. Even if these are learned, I think I was lucky to have learned their better qualities and not reproduce their lesser ones.

  2. Your mom sounds pretty amazing. What about your dad; what did you get from him?
    Janet

  3. patgarcia says:

    Hi,
    My father and my mother were very compassionate and my father was not a great talker. He didn’t talk much but when he said something, people listened. So, I have my compassion and my love for listening from both of them.
    Ciao,
    Patricia

  4. Being hard working and determined: it has helped me get ahead in life.

  5. Your Mum sounds amazing. So glad I read this post as this week is the five year anniversary of my Mum’s passing and it’s also the week my son turns 18 months. I was feeling sad that she’s not here to see him reach his milestones (or even meet him) but it sounds like my Mum was a lot like yours and he has definitely inherited her empathy already even though he’s so young. I think that, personally, from my Mum I learned how to love completely and how to forgive. From my Dad I inherited a strong work ethic and I learned tenacity. I’m not in touch with him but am thankful for what he taught me. Thanks for this reminder.

  6. I really love these question and answer posts. From where did you get the questions?

    In terms of what I inherited from my parents, I believe I got my Dad’s intelligence and my mum’s generosity. That isn’t to say that my mum isn’t intelligence or my dad isn’t generous, but in the particular way they’re generous and intelligent, I think I got it from my mum and dad respectively. 🙂

    • Diane :0) says:

      I actually just kind of surf around to find them. I try to choose topics that I know are relatable for a majority of people in the world. If there are any subjects that you would be curious about please feel free to just shoot the ideas at me. :0)

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