Monday, July 27, 2009

Getting to know you: Greatest Accomplishment!



Victory! What is the accomplishment you're most proud of? Are you a hero, proclaimed by thousands? A scholar with a discovery that changed lives? Or was your contribution more quiet, yet no less important: a sacrifice, compassion, restraint, a new way of looking at things?

What are you most proud of? Let us know. We'll share ours as well, and then we can give each other a high five, and say: Nicely done. Good job!



Note: I dug this question up from a very old post. Thanks to Brandon for the idea.

17 comments:

DESTINY said...

Patience. In dealing with you humans, I need the patience of a saint.

Of course, even saints must bow to me, but you get my point.

shy said...

"Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!"

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anonymous said...

Hi

I guess I haven't accomplished much.

I might have to shave soon.

I make model airplanes with my Dad.

Shadow

Bo said...

Well, there were those double-jointed triplets from Manitoba...

Ricky said...

Bo, we don't need to hear about that, okay?

Bo said...

What are you talking about? I haven't even started telling anything.

You're such a prude, Ricky.

Gabby said...

Most won't think this really an accomplishment but killing my mother brought me the most aclaim. I was too young to get my name in the papers but the story was there. All the kids on the street really looked up to me after that and even big guys are afraid of me.
'Course I didn't plan on doing it but I didn't have time to think and the chair was plenty solid. I'm glad I did it!

Anonymous said...

I want to hear more about the triplets Bo.

I'd have to say my accomplishment would be 35 straight wins in cage fighting. Not a very pretty accomplishment since they were to the death.

Anonymous said...

That was Kaelin. I'm on my blackberry so it left me anonymous.

Candy's author said...

Winning that art contest in grammar school was the accomplishment that gave me the biggest thrill. There were a lot of entries and I got a big blue ribbon and a coupon for the local art store. One of the judges took me aside and told me I had amazing talent and should go on to art school. I still remember the fab feeling I had!

By the way, I don't think killing someone is an accomplishment to be proud of! Especially your mother!

Candy said...

Hey, that was me! She's not here today !I can say what I like!

Kaelin said...

I've been shot by my mother (well, by Maliquium when he possessed her, but small difference when you're looking her in the face). Things are not always what they seem. Gabby might have had to do what he had to do, and it takes guts to pull the trigger on someone you know.

I'm not proud of killing 35 demon-infested humans with my bare hands, but then, I'm alive to tell the tale and they aren't. So I guess that's an "accomplishment".

Ricky said...

Just getting through my first year managing the band was an accomplishment. I was nearly killed on five separate occasions.

Kalila said...

Why must you always make it sound so dramatic, Ricky? You're still here, and that should be enough.

Gabby said...

Thanks Kaelin. Someone like Candy, raised in a comfortable family, with a mom and dad, probably given everything she wanted, could never understand.

Kaelin said...

I don't think that's exactly Candy's upbringing. But I have Aidan to remind me that I don't know anyone's whole story, since he generally does.

I think staying alive is a fine accomplishment, Ricky.

Madeline said...

Getting my 15th kill. He was young, about 12. Doesn't matter now though, 'cause I got promoted for that.