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It's time for you to brag about yourself. What is the one thing about you that you are really proud of? You know, that one thing that should you get hit by a bus tomorrow, friends would marvel at how the world will never be the same without you and that one gigantic talent of yours? Are you an expert at organization? Do you know your way around in SLR camera? Can you paint a picture with paint, or with words in a story? Can you carry a note, or play an instrument? Do you run marathons, or know how to swing a tennis racquet?

What is your #1 talent??? (Oh, and if you have more than one, list them all!)

Tags: bragging, creativity, talent

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Gosh, Crissi, there are so many I couldn't possibly list them all!

Seriously, now, I'm a good organizer and analyzer. I have decent computer skills, decorating and power tool skills, and I can cook a mean lasagna. I can drink a lot, too. Is that something I should brag about?

I wish I could sing and dance, but that would take a miracle.

I think if you can drink a lot, that can be included as your talent. Me? I have one drink and I am well on my way to happy town. Two? I'm praying to the porcelain gods.

I am a grandmother of two granddaughters 10 and 14 and two grandsons 22 and 19. I think I do well with teaching them how things are done now and how they were done in the past. Recently my 10 years old granddaughter Stephanie was ironing a pile of my aprons. I not only showed her how to hold and move the iron, but also how I did it when I was a child. I have my grandmothers old cast iron irons and brought them in to have her feel the weight and how they were heated. My older granddaughter Sarah was making her bed. I showed her how I learned to make a bed in my 4-H Home-Edc. Class and how to fold and when.
Cooking in the kitchen is really fun - washing dishes and all.

Through the years, my two grandsons learned how to work on the farm, like I did. To finish the job or you do not get paid and must re-do it if it is not done right.

They all love what I teach them and want to do more. And it's a fun day. Life on the farm is pretty cool - as a kid and with grandkids.

There may come a day when many of these skills that were once so ordinary will be long forgotten. I think it's so important to teach the newer generations how to do things like this, the "old-fashioned" way. I mean, how many 10 year olds can claim they know how to iron, to sew, to cook something from scratch - without a microwave? Your grandkids are very lucky to have you!

I can bake! That's one thing I get complimented about and get requests for. I can paint with watercolors, and I read like no-one's business, but that really only effects me and my son who I read to.

I LOVE baking! It's such a great skill to have, totally therapeutic. Of course, eating baked goods is one of my talents too, and my hips getting a little wider from said baking is one of my talents as well. :-)

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