Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Blessed to be a blessing

Some can sing arias, some can dance a beautiful ballet, some can paint masterpieces.

I, Missy, have been graced with an amazing and rarer talent, one that was not bestowed upon anyone else in my family.

I can take an empty toilet paper roll off the spool and throw it in the trash. But wait there's more! I can then refresh it with a brand new roll.

What can I say. The Lord gifts us all in different ways.

What are your special gifts?

52 comments:

  1. I can close doors. Closet doors, cupboard doors, car doors. I'm the only one in my family of six than is able to close doors. The rest can only open.

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  2. Oh, and what a blessing that is! Taking out the overflowing trash is my gift- it's a wonderful thing. :)

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  3. I am the only one in my family able to refill the refrigerator w/ drinks, replace tp rolls, & close cabinet doors. ;-)

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  4. I can take a glass and put it in the dishwasher instead of the sink!! It took me YEARS to perfect it!

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  5. I can carry shoes and fold laundry with out anguishing pain.

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  6. I can rinse out a glass so it doesn't sit there and solidify the chocolate (or regular) milk and stink.

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  7. I am similarly gifted! I had no idea I was not the only one!
    Nancy

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  8. And what a precious gift it is. I too can close closet doors and can actually put my clothes inside the laundry basket instead of on the side of it. I know, I know...I rock.

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  9. I can read a book to a two year old while nursing twins. Although, thankfully we've outgrown the need for that talent -- and here's hoping I will never have to use it again.

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  10. I can see things that are right in front of me! The rest seem to be only farsighted. Oh...and I can touch my tongue to my nose! :)

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  11. I can put my shoes back in the closet when I'm done wearing them........ a rare talent indeed!

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  12. I can turn out lights.

    All
    By
    My
    Self

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  13. Get ready for it....are you ready??? I am the only one of the two adults in our house that can hear a screaming, crying, coughing, or vomitting child in the middle of the night. Even with the triple-room baby monitor turned up to full blast. Somehow my husband has conquered the impossible feat of sleeping through such a fit. Every fit. For five years. I am so very jealous.

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  14. Amazing! I am the only one in my house who can push chairs back under the kitchen table.

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  15. Such talent, all!

    I can put the plastic bag in the kitchen garbage can correctly. Yes! I know! I am truly the only one in the family who has conquered this great mystery.

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  16. I can rinse a plate and put it in the dishwasher, a gift I've tried to share with my husband, but just doesn't seem to have the stuff it takes.... In addition to that lovely talent, I can fold clothes and then -- wait for it -- put them where they belong! Oh, my talents...they are quite something, no?

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  17. I can hang up keys on the key rack- and easily find them again when I need them! :)
    This talent can be used with both cars and the mailbox key- amazing, isn't it?

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  18. I can find things. You know, like the milk in the refrigerator, the sugar in the pantry, the bandaids in the medicine cabinet. It really is a truly fantastic quality.

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  19. I have superpower, I produce milk!!!! Lots of it :-)

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  20. ahaha! :) The Lord blessed me the same way!! Just as I can put things back where they belong... that is a difficult one!

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  21. I can sing nearly every Barry Manilow song from memory. Does that count? ;)

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  22. I can put food on a plate. Indeed, I am fearfully and WONDERFULLY made!

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  23. I can close the exterior doors of my house. Alas, my children are not so gifted. They open, they walk out and they never look back. I can also shout in a spectacularly irritated voice, "Come back here and close the door!"

    What can I say? I'm a marvel.

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  24. I can walk up the stairs and see all the things that are there to be put away.....it must be my super x-ray vision that no one else in the house has.

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  25. Lol Thanks for that Missy! Just what i needed this morning!
    It seems God blesses alot of mums with superpowers!
    I, too, have xray vision to see the washing that needs putting away,
    and mind powers to know that the things are where they always are.

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  26. every so often, i can remember to wipe the back of the toilet seat before i sit down. and then, i sit joyfully knowing my bottom will stay dry.

    good times.

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  27. I can actually throw away the wrappers to a Band-Aid. Yes, yes, I know. It's difficult with all those stray pieces and all. It appears those with the X chromosome are unable to do so. Or in the 3 out of 3 scientific subjects I have in my household anyway.

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  28. Amanda Humphrey & I have the same talent! Wow! LOL!

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  29. I can walk the three feet from the bathroom to the hamper to put the clothes in it.
    I can follow a grocery list and not bring home a random bag of bugles and ho hos.
    I can make my bed.
    And.....I can somehow resist the urge to put dirty napkins in the sink.

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  30. Wow. I don't remember these gifts. Maybe I need to read The Message more?

    Although, now that I think about it, I suppose replacing a roll of toilet paper is akin to the gift of prophecy. Because YOU KNOW they are going to need it in the future.

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  31. I have the amazing ability to turn off lights when I leave a room. The only one in our family of 8 with this gift.

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  32. I take my son to the beach via Amtrak while my wife goes to a church conference, serious fun. But really, where would we be without moms!!!

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  33. I can throw things away! All kinds of things... milk jug tops, bread bag thingies, empty yogurt containers and even dental floss! No one else seems to be able but then I've always desired the greater gifts. :)

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  34. I can put that toilet paper roll on the RIGHT way. The "over the top" way. Paper towels, too! Serious skills.

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  35. I'm with LLH Designs - hubs can replace a roll (though he rarely does), but only I seem to be able to put it on the "right - over the top" way. :)

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  36. Oh and I am also the only one in our house able to put clothes in the laundry hamper. Hubby tries, I'll give him that, but they only reach the floor IN FRONT of the hamper, never actually IN the hamper. :)

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  37. ice cubes
    I have the secret recipe and will only share it with the rest of the family in my last will and testament. No one but me will ever make them in this house until I've gone to my heavenly reward!

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  38. When I use something in the kitchen, I can tell if we are getting low on it. Sadly, my husband has not received this spiritual gift.
    I am also able to refill the ice cube trays and not put them back in the freezer empty.
    :-)

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  39. Hey girl. URG - I am SO frustrated!!!! I have been DYING to buy one of your shirts, but like you said, we have zero $$$ with the adoption. And here you are so sweet to offer a swap - and I am out of the adult shirts!!!! URG! I have kids' ones left, but the only adult one left in the house is literally the "shirt on my back". Thanks for the offer. I REALLY wish I could do it! (If I end up ordering more, I will let you know for sure!)

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  40. I can wipe my own bottom well enough as not to leave any marks in my underwear. I do it so well that I often have an audience. ;)

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  41. HAHA! I love this.

    And to the woman who commented about being able to wipe her own bottom and that it often draws an audience... Thanks for the really great laugh! It's so nice to know I'm not the only one!

    In my case, I am the only adult in this house who can change a poopie diaper or wipe a little bottom without vommiting. With three little ones 4 and under you can imagine how often I get to use my special super-power.
    Oh, and I am also the only one who can clean out the jack-nasty kitchen drain when it stops up.

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  42. Hi, de-lurking here. I love your blog, and um, I'm sorry to be from a country nobody probably knows about. We have three little boys, 5y, 3y and 1y, all adopted. Through this adoption God had given me several special gifts, but one of them seems to be really rare.

    Milk comes in special plastic bags in Estonia, we even have special milk-bag-jugs. To open this bag you have to put it into the jug and cut off two upper corners. Now my special gift comes - I am the only one in my family who can put those little plastic triangles into the trash bag. Somehow the distance of three feet between the trash bag and the kitchen table is so long that only mothers can cross it.

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  43. What a gift. I can change a diaper. Others will change the diaper if prompted, but I remember that it needs to be done. Thanks for visiting my blog. You, apparently, are famous! I wish you well with your adoption. P.S. Will be posting my fav white bread recipe soon, and thanks for the link to the recipe.

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  44. I can throw a load of laundry into the washer, Remember to put it in the dryer and fold it - hmmmpp - beat that!

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  45. I can pour cereal into a bowl without getting it all over the table and floor. I can also get the milk directly into the bowl. This is a talent I wish others in my house had =)

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  46. Me too Andrea! And get this - I can also put the milk back in the fridge!! WITH THE CAP ON.

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  47. I loved this post and all the comments! Funny - I had a great laugh which I needed because I was just feeling blah! thank you all

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  48. I, and I alone, have the ability to keep track of all the finances and make sure bills are actually paid on time. Amazing!

    I am also the only person in our home who can remember my mother-in-law and father-in-laws birthdays, anniversary, special days, etc. If it were up to my sweet husband, they would assume he was dead!

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  49. My special gift is being able to wipe the crumbs off the counter or dining room table.

    I have to honestly admit that it is my husband, and not I, who was blessed with the gift of replacing the empty toilet paper roll.

    It's a match made in heaven. :)

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  50. I can wipe off a counter. Mad skills, I has them.

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  51. I can put the top back on the toothpaste!

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  52. I can wipe the toilet seat off (fully aware there are pee drips from one of my kids on it), flush it, wave it dry, and finally sit down happily....all in the dark in the middle of the night.

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