Who I Admire


Many people admire those who are famous, or powerful, or rich.  I admire skill.  The skill of artists, architects, writers, photographers, musicians, doctors, lawyers, engineers, statesmen, and craft people of all kinds.  I am sure you can think of someone famous and skilled in each category.  I do admire all of those who are skilled in their field.

More than any of these, I admire most everyday, average people.

The clerk at the grocery store who does a good job.  She is knowledgeable enough to know what is in the store and where it is.  She is quick at checkout, an expert packer, with a smile for everyone.  She does her job quickly and cheerfully, making each person feel like she is there only to take care of you.

The man at church who greets us on Sunday morning with a smile and a hug for all the ladies and a handshake for all the men.  He is as comfortable cleaning off the sidewalk, working in the kitchen, leading a discussion group or Sunday School class, and helping on a service trip.  No one really know how much he does around the church and to help others that cross his path, because he never talks about it.  He just quietly does what needs to be done, and fills in as needed.  He makes everyone feel they are special.

The young woman who gives her all to her job, her children and her family, and makes time for her friends as well.  She gives love to every dog she sees, is kind to all creatures, and is ready to help in any way she can.  She passionately cares about others, and learns all she can about them.  She is love personified.

These people have one thing in common, they are interested in those around them, and are truly loving people.  They bring happiness to others.  This is what I admire most.                                                                                                                                                                 #


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  1. April – This is a fabulous post. I would like to nominate you for the 3 day Quote challenge. My 3rd day is tomorrow and My theme is make every day count. Your post is perfect. If you don’t want to participate I completely understand.


  2. I truly appreciate your admiration for the commoners who may be skilled or may not be. I have the same feeling as yours if you would like ti visit my daily post on Admire. Nice post.


  3. Famous is actually no guarantee of being someone to look up to. It’s the everyday dedication to doing one’s best and functioning in as positive way as possible in society that is to be admired.

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  4. It is nice to admire those hardworking people around us. We don’t do it often enough! I always try to thank the grocery store clerks and people like you mention who “serve.” It’s easy to grumble about lousy customer service, which, sadly is a daily occurrence.

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