November 6, 2014
The greatest service I can offer is… open, honest, caring communication.
Until today, you may not have realized the value and importance of communication.
Just for today, set an intention to communicate each time you open your mouth or your ears.
Today I am devoted to healing myself and evolving with others through the process of communication!
Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today!
Being honest with a stranger has been easier than being honest with my loved ones simply because I actually value the opinion of my loved ones and could care less what a stranger thinks of me. However, if I am not being 100% honest with my loved ones, how can they love the real me when all they know is what I share with them? Once I believed I could trust that my loved ones would love ME no matter what, I found it easier to be honest because I need and want someone to care about me. The more they know, the more they can express genuine care and comfort when I need it. I feel like I am the caregiver of all yet I rarely think of who cares about me or the impact I have on them. Knowing that whatever I share with them about myself will be taken with the same care that they have for me personally makes it that much easier to tell them the truth. And what I'm finding is that the more truth I share, the more my heart can heal. I was breaking my own heart thinking that no one would love the real me. Apparently I wasn’t loving the real me enough to know that everyone else would love me too. And in case I haven’t told you lately, I love you. As you are, as you were and as whatever you will be.
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