This post is part of the 2012 A-Z challenge, created by the intrepid Arlee Bird at: http://tossingitout.blogspot.com/
The scarecrow in the Wizard of Oz sang, “If I only had a brain” and learned he’d had one all along. I used to wish I was smarter, even though I skipped 8th grade and was always in the smartest class in the grade, it wasn’t enough. I would focus on the one thing I couldn’t do well, like math, and allow that to color my perceptions about myself. Now I do know better. We all have strengths and weaknesses, flaws and things that make us shine. They are the things that make us unique. So today I am grateful for my very own brain and how well it has carried me so far.