December 8

December 8 – Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)

I’m not sure I am in the mood to do this today. But here goes: Truth, words, and color.

Truth. I am a horrible liar. Someone told me recently that she totally loved my honesty and how I am always myself. It was a nice statement, but really, that is the only way I know how to roll. The only time I was ever grounded was due to the fact that I can’t not tell the truth. I went to a boy’s house to play and I was too embarrassed to tell them where I was going and I couldn’t lie. So I didn’t tell my parents and they could not find me. Grounded. I speak from my very center and I am horrible at making small talk. I want to know how you really are and I will tell you how I really am. This is a gift: Mostly, people want to tell the truth about their lives as well.

Words. Love them. My kids have a million nicknames, which confuses other people a lot. I have made writing my main work focus and I am lucky to do the thing I love, no matter what. I write poetry a lot lately, and I adore it.  I like being able to share my words with others, to brighten their days or as a path to sharing knowledge.

Colors. Long ago someone told me I taught them to see colors. My dining room is orange and I wear a red hat often.

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