One plus One = Six. Figure out that math. Discernment, humility, voice, vision, people understanding, and empathy. Makes sense to me.
I grew up amid this beautiful pecan tree in my backyard - which represented the eiptome of hovering branches, knotty limbs, and deep roots. The tree was special in that as a child, it was the center of our personal playground. As well, it was the source of our Christmas money in that we were responsible for picking our own bags of pecans to sell. But we also had to rake those leaves ; piles and piles of leaves. The fall bounty was worth it.
The pecan tree also meant alot more - it helped to shape “my voice”. My father was well known in the community and shared his voice , as a counselor , to members of the community who needed to hear his wisdom; which he had no problems with sharing. My bedroom window was right at the pecan tree; and me , being naturally nosy, listened to people that came and talked with “Dad”. With his words, Dad shared his points of view and had this narurall talent of listening , difusing, as necessary, and standing behind his words. I “heard” how he spoke, I listened, and I learned.
Vocationally and avocationally, I have always used my writing. Currently, I am repurposing me after over 45 years in Human Resources. I love this opportunity to utilize those skills that flow through “my voice” via my writing. I learned the strength of humility from my Mom. This character strength humbled me, for at an early age, i realized I was my “daddy’s girl”. Humbleness plus “voicing “ makes for an interesting combination.. This was my lesson, and I learned it at an early age. Of course, let’s not forget that I am the youngest of seven siblings.
The best outcome of “a voice” and humbleness is my gift of ”discernment”.