Last week, I was chatting with someone I had never met before while standing in line at the grocery store. I immediately thought of my Grandma W. I've written before about Grandma W. and her ability to chat with and make friends anywhere. Anywhere you left her for more than a few minutes, actually. It's clear that I inherited this from her.
That got me thinking. ("Oh Lord!" I hear you saying, "She THINKING again!")
I was thinking of what other traits I've inherited.
From my mother, my sense of compassion and empathy. Also her sense of humor.
From my dad, my love of jazz; specifically, Dixieland jazz. And my sense of fiscal responsibility.
From both parents, my sense of responsibility.
From my Grandma W. (me mum's mum) - my ability to talk to strangers. Maybe just my ability to talk! Chatty, you might call us.
From Grandpa W., my sense of loyalty; and a love of gadgets.
From Grandma H., (me da's mum), the love of piano and piano music. I have memories of her standing over me while I played, and her commenting on my playing. (In a good way.) Also, the love of jazz music (which is where her son, my dad, inherited it).
From Grandpa H., love and nurturing, which I learned from the example he set in his relationship with Grandma.
I'd like to think that Darling Daughter is going to inherit some of these traits. I guess time will only tell.
What do you believe you've inherited?