For your consideration…..

Sometimes the truth hurts. There are no two ways about it. Probably all of us have at one time or the other been on the giving or receiving end of a hurtful truth. Today we are being given words of encouragement, support and advice about “when truth hurts.”

There are times in life when “somebody has to do it.” When that somebody is us, when we have to deliver truth that we know hurts, delivering it from a firm compassionate heart makes all of the difference. Notice the word compassionate and note that it is not “pity”. And notice the word firm. We are not looking for an argument. We are not delivering it from the ego. We are not throwing the truth at someone. We are “delivering it”. While we may be uncomfortable, we need to remember, it is not about us. It is all about the receiver.

When we are on the receiving end, when we are hearing things we don’t want to hear, we also need to keep an open heart. We need to try to feel the pain of compassion for the person delivering it. We know it is not easy. Sometimes this is too difficult. But remember it is never too late. We can thank them later when we have regained some of our bearings.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take…..

-Meditate/pray….get to know your true self. Know your truth. Know your strength.

-Drink lots of water.

-Take at least 10 deep breaths out-of-doors.

-Journal your gratitude.

What made me smile yesterday……

-A sleep-in at Stillwater.

-Talking to my Sis, Lori and Aunt Bev.

-I narrowly missed crashing my car. Whew.

-Alex is back safe and sound and had a great weekend.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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