My Talent Jar

RLast Wednesday I wrote a post in response to Rarasaur’s new weekly writing/photography challenge ‘Prompt for the promptlessWabi-Sabi.  In response to my post, which was definitely quite self depreciating as I have been feeling very under the weather recently which tends to bring me down, My auntie Marie suggested;

My dear pet lamb, just focus on one of your talents (and you have plenty) today. Find an empty jam jar, write the talent on a piece of paper and at the end of the day put it in the jar. Repeat tomorrow with another one. Then watch the jar fill up. You can report back to me at the end of a month! Here endeth my lecture! ;)

I found a jam jar, wrote my label on it, and wrote out a talent of mine, with the date, then I left it on the side and went out.

Talents Jar

Later in the day I came home to this:

Talents Jar Day 2

One of my daughters, Charlotte had read my post and filled my jar for me in just one day!

I’m going to continue writing a talent a day, but it’s only day 6 & I’m running out of ideas!  My head isn’t working well today though as I had my sinuses cleared yesterday under a general anaesthetic, and apparently they were much worse than they looked in the MRI scan, so i’m feeling a bit sore & spacey… but at least i should feel a lot better soon!!

Charlotte came in with Peter to collect her poor mummy from hospital

Poor Mummy

Poor Mummy

And then fainted cos of the heat & bashed her head on a corner & now has a massive bruise on her forehead 😦  She came home from hospital looking worse for wear than I did!!

Charlotte & a nurse

Charlotte & a nurse



About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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11 Responses to My Talent Jar

  1. Al says:

    Oh, no! Well, now you have someone to recuperate with. Good wishes to both.


  2. Grannymar says:

    Oh You poor thing, I feel your discomfort. When i broke the bones in my face I was unable to blow my nose, sneeze, cough or chew for six weeks and I was on a ‘soft food’ diet. Poor Charlotte and Poor Peter coming home with two casualties!

    I love the jar full of colourful talents and the ribbon tied round it in a bow.


    • Barbara says:

      I know, I felt so sorry for Peter and Rebekah with two invalids! Charlotte seems better this evening, apart from the egg shaped lump on her forehead, but she will be fine to go back to school tomorrow.

      I’m not able to eat too much at once, I run out of air, and the painkillers make me ill, but nothing as bad as your broken face!! I’m housebound for 5 days as I can’t catch cold or sneeze as it could cause bleeding, but after that I should be ok. Te trickle bleeding has stopped so I am expecting to feel a lot better tomorrow! 🙂


  3. Kozo says:

    Love the idea of a talent jar, Barbara. You are talented in loving family members. {{{hugs}}} Kozo


  4. The poor dear after doing such a lovely lovely thing for her mum.


  5. Maxi says:

    Omg Barbara, you have really been through such an ordeal. Hope you get better day by day. Your daughter is a sweetheart, what a beautiful thing she did for mom.
    blessings ~ maxi


    • Barbara says:

      Thank you 🙂 At least I get to stay in bed all day at the moment, which is all I really want to do, and turn off all my phones etc. I need to bring my eldest daughter to the dentist on Friday, so hopefully I will feel a lot better by then.

      I knew this operation would take a lot out of me, just very glad to be well enough to be home straight away! 🙂


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