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Topics: Caliber

Today, this week, my word is Caliber:

caliber

noun

1. A level of superiority that is usually high:

merit, quality, stature, value, virtue, worth.

2. Degree of excellence:

class, grade, quality.

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Caliber – definition of caliber by The Free Dictionary

No, not caliber as in bullets, although that could be fun, too.  Have you see those 50 caliber kind?  They’re huge!  But, I digress.

I hope to be a high caliber person.  It’s a goal.  I often think that sometimes some people people are just born as high caliber people.  They seem to have some innate sense of dignity and honor.  Other times, I think that all people have the capacity to be high caliber and that some just choose not to be.  Sometimes I think some people are just born broken, other times I think there was an event or circumstance that broke them.

There’s a little riddle my husband likes to use, it goes, “If a man steals a horse, does that make him a horse thief or prove him a horse thief?”  Sometimes, watching people ponder this can be as telling as their answer. 

High caliber people don’t steal horses.

I have a long way to go.  I know this.  I don’t know that I’ll ever get there, in fact I probably won’t, because who ever actually achieves that level?  But I can try, and I will.  Every day is a chance to be who I hope to be, to continue striving. 

My future self is depending on me. 

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