Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. ~Bruce Lee
Okay, there are other traits that are equally as important as a great personality, but not many. A great personality can get you further in life, I really do believe that wholeheartedly. Sure, you need to be intelligent and your moral compass needs to point north, but I believe having great charisma is the key. Usually, this goes hand-in-hand with good social skills and communication skills and I know it’s a stretch, but leadership skills.
Some people were just blessed with a double dose of great personality, who are easy to converse with and are witty. Then, there are those who seemed to have missed out altogether and were blessed with other great qualities, personality not being one of them.
Why a dissertation on great personalities? As Kyle grows, his personality strengthens and is really shaping his character. And you know what? He has the best personality! It’s a little sarcastic, a little bit of humor, intelligence mixed with a little bit of “knuckleheadedness” and most importantly, sincere and respectfulness. Kyle has a good, scratch that, GREAT personality!
Now, this isn’t a news flash, by no stretch. Kyle’s personality has always been strong, even as a tiny little baby, but it’s neat watching him mature and grow. Our little man has blessed us in so many ways and I am very thankful he has such a strong personality. I would love him the same if he was a slug, but it sure does make life more interesting with his sense of humor.
Last weekend, I seemed to pick up on his humorous side more than normal because it seemed like every time I turned around, that kid was cracking me up. We went to see Thor 2: The Dark World. Funny movie! Kyle and I both picked up on all the subtle and not so subtle humor in the movie. Love it! That kid understands and appreciates humor and sarcasm and playful words. It made the movie that much better! If you want to know how Kyle and I are similar, that’s it! So I guess it helps we get each other.
Perhaps, Kyle was giggling so much, just out of sheer exhaustion. You see he earned that movie It’s Called Hard Work For A Reason. Not to mention, early Saturday morning and the better part of the day, dad had us clean out his garage, getting ready for hunting season. Regardless of the reason, hanging with Kyle is fun and almost addictive, unless we’re talking about whining. Then you just want to run!
It was a busy weekend. On Sunday morning before church, we went to the gun range to shoot in our rifles one last time before New York hunting. Even while Kyle was knocking down the bowling pins (shooting mine) he was full of spirit. Especially, after dad suggested that they swing by Dunkin Donuts to pick up a sweet treat. I did not participate, but I gave a one donut blessing.
Between Kyle spending time with my parents, practicing his piano and playing with his Legos, we had a whirl wind of activities. Then, let’s not forget we were scheduled to join in on the hayride at Stoner Farm for Kyle’s youth group. The hayride was scheduled for 6:30 pm, which means it was dark. Being somewhere out by the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, finding one specific dark farm among many fields and farms was a bit difficult. Once we found the road to take us back to the bonfire and hay wagon, we drove on. We continued back on the road, and back and back and back. Until we noticed, we were driving in the field! We must have missed our turn. Kyle found the situation to be the funniest thing ever! He was laughing so hard, as I’m dodging major potholes and ruts in the field, that I began to join suit. Then he started cracking comments like “Maybe we’ll run into the hayride.” What a funny kid!
Just as we both agreed to turn around, Kyle looked over his shoulder and said, “Umm Aunt Heather, the bonfire is over there!” We both busted out laughing before heading back in the right direction.
Once we got there safe and sound, Kyle was still living in the moment and telling everyone what we just did. Yep he can find humor in the simplest of moments. Great quality buddy! Just like your dad!