Someone recently reacted to her son’s comment that he was unimpressed by other people’s money with a post about things that did impress her. I thought long and hard about it and, although I was initially inclined to agree with the young man; I am actually impressed by wealth, especially when there is a rags to riches story behind it, a saga of hard work and resolve.
Yes, triumph in the face of adversity impresses me immensely.
Humour also impresses me; the talent to relate arbitrary things and raise a laugh.
I am always impressed by kindness and a very simple message I received this morning, with the sole intention of its sender being to try and help me with something; is a gesture I will never forget.
Good manners are awfully impressive and I love to see a man holding a chair for a lady to sit down. If the man is very young and the lady is clearly his grandmother, my heart sings soppy songs.
Creative people who clearly enjoy their creativity;
Sunrise in Cape Town;
Sunset in Johannesburg;
The sight of children picking up litter;
The interaction of a man and his well trained hound.
This is very, very nice; I find that my list is endless.