humility, quite different from being humiliATEd.
this is one of the qualities i love most about my husband. it is a piece of his character that is unmoveable and unchangeable.
the opposite of humility is pride and conceitedness. this is the thing that he finds most difficult to tolerate in others. it's not just a pet peeve, it's something that disgusts him.
mine is truthfulness. i have a really high value for the truth. lie to me, and i will have a difficult time trusting you again. i just can't stand it. and, i think that's one of the things my husband likes most about me.
*what made me think of all this? this praying mantis. i have never seen one before in the wild, let alone where i live. we saw it at my brother-in-law's this weekend for our annual Dawktor family "tennis tournament" weekend. the kids found it and were soooo fascinated by it. of course, i had to get some pictures. i think the shots i got of this guy are some of the best macro pics i've ever done. i am so glad they turned out good, because i've noticed things about this guy that i couldn't see with my naked eye, not until i looked at the photo.
aren't his eyes cool? and i love his bended legs. like he really is praying....i'm sure that's how he got his name!
i really felt that this depicted him in a state of humility, in an attitude of prayer. here are some more of this cool looking dude: