Published on May 29th, 2013 | by Peggy0
Everyone needs skills. There, I said it. Get off your ass and learn something, so you can share it with the world. Now when I say skills, I mean…learn how to swing a hammer, clean a toilet so you could drink out of it, make a mean spaghetti sauce or better yet pick up the guitar.
I’ve been blessed to hook up with a sexy, hunk of a man that’s got himself some serious skills. He may very well be the most talented person I’ve ever met, and smart to boot! He can sing like a bird, build a home, fix pretty much any tech-toy under the sun and he plays the guitar. And that’s just a short list of the skills he possesses.
I guess I just figured he was born with this arsenal of tools he packs his pouch with. Was I wrong! I remember a conversation we had early on in our relationship where he asked me, “how do you think I learned all these things I know how to do?” I’ll admit, I really hadn’t given it much thought. I just took it for granted that he “just knew” how to do this stuff.
That’s when he informed me, much of what he knows, he taught himself. And what he didn’t teach himself, he learned from people he has surrounded himself with. Now there’s a concept…much of his life skills he didn’t learn in school.
So it got me thinking. Why couldn’t I lay flooring or become a skilled cook? Who said I couldn’t grow a green thumb or even become a talented musician? No one! My obstacles were built by me and I’ve spent quite a bit of time these past years breaking them down.
I’ve also instilled this into my children. They’ve become little sponges as both hubby and I have exposed them to things outside of their comfort zone. They know how to shovel dirt, move a wheel barrel, lay flooring, play the ukulele and format a hard drive.
Needless to say, there’s been some push back on days they’d rather be doing something more fun. But in the long run they’ll appreciate the skills they’ve mastered throughout their years and they too, will share them with others and ultimately become the teacher instead of being the student.
Do yourself a favour. Work hard…learn much…be more.
Do you have these skills?
- How to knit a sweater
- How to play a musical instrument
- How to use a sewing machine
- How to fix a leaky faucet
- How to prune a shrub
- How to change a flat tire
- How to build a bookshelf
- How to do laundry-properly
- How to iron a dress shirt
- How to de-clutter your home
- How to buy produce
- How to hang a blind
The list of life skills is endless…get crackin’!