i like humble people.
i just do.
i walked and thought about it today.
i started thinking about someone i know who is less than humble.
while she's correct in a lot of her assessments of herself,
i would really rather be the one to figure it out on my own
about her than have her tell me.
and believe me, i'd figure it out, i'd see it and i'd
i don't need to have it pointed out. i readily see the
good things in people.
and then i thought about the people i know who are truly humble.
people who are wicked good at stuff and never ever ever say
it's not that they have a problem saying they are.
it's not that they don't believe in themselves.
it's not some kinda self value issue.
it's that they don't need to say it, they're confident in their
abilities and that's enough. and they also know that there's a
whole lot more they can learn.
i don't care how good you are, i think that's true. there's
always more to learn.
my hero, stevie ray vaughan, was way humble. always talking
about the guys he learned from.
something i've figured out....when you're thinking a person is
really good at what they do and you ask them about it and they
tell you they have a lot more to learn - you can be pretty sure
they're even better than you thought.
the people who are truly humble seem to be busy living and doing
their thing...not trying to convince people or show the world their
they don't have to prove themselves. they don't have to talk about it.
they just are.
and maybe that's the most appealing thing to me.
they're too busy living to be talkin' about their stuff.
and they seem to know that there's a whole lot that makes a person a person.
and they seem to know that there's more to it all then the thing they're
gifted in. and that it all matters.
i had never thought about it much before.
just that i liked humble people.
but it's a whole attitude towards life, isn't it?
no wonder i like it.
and i just realized...the not so humble - well, i tend to wander away
from them. and the humble - i like to head closer to.
and as i type this, i realize i fell in love with one of those humble kinda guys.
and yeah, now that i think of it, that's one of my favorite things
toasting the humble this morning and appreciating all the quiet
magnificents i know out there! i know a lot of 'em! how cool is that?!