Be honest to yourself.
Be honest to those around you.
It’s easier to show a side of honesty than trying to deceive or misdirect.
I’ve always believed I’d rather tell the truth than be shamed by being dishonest. Perhaps I had a great teacher – my mother.
It’s a virtue I hold higher than most. Yet I still have a filter and don’t always share my true feelings. I wish I did not do that. Maybe it would be liberating. Yet I try to be non confrontational and wish to be liked by all.
As I grow older, I’ve discovered cynicism and pessimism. I wish I hadn’t.
But I think if we were more honest with each other maybe we wouldn’t get so easily offended by insignificant things. Because the honesty would developed a tougher skin. It can make us stronger and push us further.
Just be honest…
Our lives move so fast that it’s hard to slow down. There’s nothing wrong with going slow. I think it’s something we’ve lost in the evolution of our society.
We have been spoiled to get things now – right now! Today isn’t fast enough. I need it yesterday.
I realized how this impacted me so greatly while tried to each lunch at Steak n Shake yesterday. I had nothing to todo that day. I was calm and patiently waited to be seated. All was good. Our order was taken and I chatted with the wife and daughter. We were having a good time and hadn’t realized that our food hadn’t arrived and it had been 30 minutes. They were busy but we don’t get Steak n Shake often so we went back to talking. Then another 15 minutes passes. Still no food. This got me to thinking. How long is too long to wait for food? These are hamburgers and shakes not made to order steak and lobster ….
So at the 45 minute mark, we got up and walked out. They may not have noticed we left but oh well. Almost feel sorry for that food arriving to an empty table. We crossed the street and had our burritos within 10 minutes.
Is there a life too slow? I do like being able to wake up and just spend the day with no plan of attack. Wasting time doing the fun things — reading or sitting!
Sometimes, it’s okay to disconnect.
Put the phone down. Close the computer. Turn off the TV.
Give the mind a break. Sit by a Fireplace. Read a book — one with pages not pixels!
Watch the snow fall. Watch ducks glide across the water. Listen to the wind whisper between trees.
Talk to family instead of text them. Rest the mind. Recharge the soul.
Escape the noise of life. Relax with the silence of nature.
Find Inspiration. Change your destiny … next week!