I’m a big believer in the theory that there’s a positive side to the negative traits someone may have. And vice versa.
For example, I’ve written before that I’m a horrible liar. Even though there are situations where it is best for everybody involved if I were to simply lie, I have a very hard time bringing myself to do so. I like to think of this as a “positive” because this way, you always know where you stand with me. I’m not fake. I don’t blow smoke. And I’m not at all a person you need to fear as having ulterior motives to her actions and words.
See? There’s even an upside to being brutally honest.
I made a list of some other things that I lack, and the ways in which I make up for them.
What I lack in fabulous homemade recipes for comfort foods like mashed potatoes and macaroni & cheese, I make up for with killer homemade salsa, marinara sauce and ordering food “to go.”
What I lack in intestinal fortitude during pregnancy, I make up for with crazy-fast weight loss after delivery.
What I lack in novels read, I make up for with hours watched of HGTV.
What I lack in personal vanity, I make up for with speed in my morning “get ready” routine.
What I lack in cravings for chocolate, I make up for with cravings for french fries.
What I lack in schmooze ability, I make up for with hard work.
What I lack in “living it up during my 20’s”, I will make up for starting at age 48, when Maddie leaves for college.
What I lack in boobs, I make up for with…oh hell, there’s no way to make up for that.
In what ways are you lacking? And how do you make up for that?
Prompt 3.) What I lack . . .
(inspired by Angie from The Jammie Girl)