Monday, November 03, 2008

I'VE BEEN TAGGED!

By Nikemom. The rules of this post: The rules are to list 6 things I value and 6 things I don't and then pass this award on to 6 people!

What I Value:
  1. Freedom. As I get older and see all the things going on around the world, I can't help but feel extremely fortunate for being born American.
  2. My family. Again, as I get older and my kids have gotten older, it has been easier to see each of them as individuals with their unique personalities.
  3. My friends. While I am not one to need a huge group of people around me or feel the need to spread myself thin, I value the friendships that have remained over the years, and value the new-found friendships I am making through blogland.
  4. Travel. I am finding out how much I love to travel--almost anywhere--but especially when it involves meeting up with fellow bloggers or doing races.
  5. My athletic abilities, as meager as they are. Again, I realize how fortunate I am to have taken up running, biking, swimming, and all that goes with it, good and bad. I believe it has made me the person I am today.
  6. Good health. At least for now, I have no medical issues.

What I don't value: (I take this to mean things I dislike)

  1. Insincerity. I am who I am. I do not pretend to be anyone else. Yet I can't help but notice how many people I have come across who are not who they portray themselves to be. (none of you BTW)
  2. Losing a lot of money in this stock market mess. 'Nuff said.
  3. Family members who did not treat my parents well when they were alive.
  4. Having to keep my car maintained. (I just want to get it in and drive.)
  5. Paying high prices for gas and other necessities, with no end in sight to this.
  6. Companies that discontinue making items I have been using for years with no substitute.

So there you have it. Now I have to tag 6 other people:

Jahowie

Lily

Chia

Lisa

Sunshine

Cindy

Don't forget to vote tomorrow!

5 comments:

cindy said...

Vickie...thanks for tagging me. This is a neat one! We value many of the same things :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

This will give me something to blog about later this week.

I like this one. :-)

Marcy said...

I hear you on #4 of Dislikes. Just get me on so I can DRIVE! GAH!

Girl on Top said...

Feeling you on family members not treating my parents well. Why can't we just all get along?!

Sunshine said...

The thing about devalued investments hits even harder when we are retired and have to withdraw just to pay living expenses.

I liked your lists.. sorry I am so slow at getting to mine. Sweet Pea told me about it, but I had a full week this past week.