My Twentysomething Life

I Do, Make, Read, Watch, Eat…


on January 8, 2014

Today I am once again linking up with The Girl Between the Lines.  I have to say, I have really been enjoying linking up with these ladies and having a lot more blogs to read.

Today’s link is “Tell us about a trait you look up to or admire about someone else in your life and tell us why.”

I had a very hard time coming up with just one person to brag on, so I chose three.  These three people are the people that I am closest to.  They are amazing, God loving people.  God created them all with amazing attributes, but here is just one thing that I admire about each of them.

If you know my sister, you know that she is an amazing piano player.  But let me tell you a secret, she has to work at it.  Amanda practices more hours in a week than I do just about anything else.  She is always practicing.  Amanda is always saying “no” because she has to practice.  I admire that about her.  She is dedicated to playing the piano.  And I think it shows.  I have seen an amazing increase in her talents and abilities while she has been at Milligan, and that is because she is more dedicated to it than ever.  I wish I could be as dedicated to something as Amanda is to the piano.  This photo is from one time where I got her to go take a break and carve pumpkins with me, and what did she carve?  A piano keyboard.  Now that’s dedication.

When I say openness, what I really mean is ability to speak his mind in any situation.  And if you know Adam you know he always has an opinion, and you always know what it is.  That is something that I really admire about him.  Adam is not afraid to speak his mind, he is not concerned about what people might think of him.  Oftentimes I will not speak my mind because I am afraid that people will not agree with me, or I second guess myself.  Adam is sure of himself.  That is something I think is very admirable.  And he also knows how to control it.  He is not afraid to speak his mind, but he also realizes the power in that.  I really admire Adam for his openness.  I chose this picture of Adam because we were out looking at Christmas lights with my family and we saw this scary looking Christmas tree.  Adam said it was scary and so he went and stood next to it making this face.  To me that is openness.

When I think of one attribute that I would use to describe Lauren, it would be joy.  She finds the good in any situation, which I think comes from having joy in your life.  I really admire Lauren’s ability to have joy in every situation.  She finds the good where others might see the bad.  And a great thing about this is that joy and that goodness comes from her love of the scriptures.  It is contagious when I am around her.  Along with that joy in her life, comes her ability to be an amazing encourager.  At the root of many of Lauren’s amazing attributes is her joy, which is what I admire most about her.  I chose this picture of Lauren because, while you might not see it here, you will never know the joy that Lauren gets from a Nerf war.  Joy in all things, even Nerf wars.

I don’t know about you, but going through this exercise today is going to make me look at everyone a little differently and appreciate the attributes that God has given them.


3 responses to “Traits

  1. Lauren says:

    Oh my gosh, Lauren!!!!!! Thank you!!! You are a HUGE encouragement to me and I’m so thankful for your friendship!!!!!! This made my day!

  2. Visiting from TGBTL link up! I love that you chose ‘Open’ as one of your traits! It’s not one that i would have thought of on my own but reading it I couldn’t agree more! I really appreciate people who are able to open and genuine with their actions and interactions with others!

  3. This is so sweet! All of these traits are so admirable and I think you are so blessed to have multiple people that you could encourage for this post! 🙂 I just love it!

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