"Say what you mean & mean what you say & don't be mean when you say it." I thought this deserved repeating. This statement/quote was a status on Face Book. If you are reading this blog I'm going to trust that I don't need to explain words like status or Face Book 🙂 Wouldn't the world be a better place if everyone took this sentiment to heart? How different would your yesterday have been? Did you say what you meant - every time? If your feelings were hurt & it was a big deal to you, did tell the other person? Most people aren't intentionally trying to make you feel bad. Did you mean it...when you said "That's okay" or "I got it, really"? or was your response drenched in sarcasm? I'm a repeat offender in the sarcasm department. It just seems easier than saying - "You let me down or I thought I could count on you." How about when you needed to give correction...did you wrap that correction in love or respect or humor? Doing this requires a shift in thinking. We must make it a habit. Statistics show that it takes 21 days to create a habit...are you up for the challenge? Let's do it together. I predict that we won't get so easily offended because we will get tired of telling others they hurt our feelings. It will be a great lesson in self awareness. We will find out what really makes us tick & hopefully make some personal changes for the better.
Free to be Me - Francesca Battistelli......just the chorus 🙂
‘Cause I got a couple dents in my fender
Got a couple rips in my jeans
Try to fit the pieces together
But perfection is my enemy
On my own I'm so clumsy
But on Your shoulders I can see
I'm free to be me
The good news in all this is...it's ok to be a work in progress as long as it's forward progress!