My Aunt Earlene told me that I would always be in the middle. She was not referring to me being the middle child, because I’m not. Leaning my head to the side like a confused puppy, I asked what she meant. She replied:

  • You are smarter than some people. Some people are smarter than you.
  • You are prettier than some people. Some people are prettier than you.
  • You are taller than some people. Some people are taller than you.
  • You are thinner than some people. Some people are thinner than you.
  • You are kinder than some people. Some people are kinder than you.
  • You are more caring than some people. Some people are more caring than you.

I got the point…though she continued for a few more minutes. My aunt was teaching me to always be humble. She believed that it was fine to be happy for my accomplishments and achievements, but NEVER EVER was to I think that I was better than anyone!