Today's subject is: Truth.
The first thing I thought was:
"The truth is I'm dog tired."
No one wants to read about that. I switched to my blog hop entry to #FF everyone who linked up their Twitter, but at the back of my mind was a little something. An itch, an idea, thoughts. Pesky, but sometimes THOSE can't be ignored.
Those little sprouting weeds of thoughts you try to brush away, but like weeds they grow and GROW and GROW and BLOOM and sometimes just take over the once-beautiful garden of your brain.
Truth has meant different things to me in my life. There was the obvious truth, the truth I would say, the truth I would admit to myself, and THEN the actual truth. It took me years of counseling to figure out what my REAL thoughts were, to get down to them, and to allow myself to actually FEEL those feelings, and admit the TRUTH of my thoughts.
That's deeper than I can get into in 5 minutes, but a quick example that I was called out on, was from a good friend with whom I have had a tumultuous relationship. I do love how she calls me out on the "Truth" though.
I used to say and think that I believed that I didn't care what other people thought about me. To some extend that's true, there is a great quote from Charles Barkley that I know have somewhere on my computer, I'll share it at the end, and it's really funny, but it's not entirely the TRUTH.
If I didn't care what people thought about me, why would I change my clothes before I left the house? Why wouldn't I just wear maternity mumus all day, every day? Why would I buy face powder?
Why would I write a blog? Why would I go back to the misspelled words and correct them? *I* know what I meant.
I also read others' blogs and while I don't always agree 100% with people, I like to hear other peoples' opinions on things. Especially when we disagree. WHY do people feel that way? Do they explain? Do they have a good reason? Will they convince me? I am always willing to learn, and hear a different opinion, especially well written!
If I didn't care what other people thought, why wouldn't I just write letters to myself on my laptop? And oh, I do that, but evidently I do need other people feedback based on the over 50 posts in my not-yet-year-old blog that I actually hit the "Publish" button, to share with OTHER PEOPLE. Because I do care, I do need feedback, I do need opinions. I do need people. I do care.
Unless you're going to judge me on my extra weight, ugly comfortable shoes, or my very messy house.
Those are my choices, while I may have tried to make excuses for those things in the past, those are choices I have made on my time management and I don't regret. Not for a minute! And THAT is the TRUTH. Time's up!
I do love me some brown mound of rebound!
LOL! at the Charles Barkley quote! Gotta love the man - he says what he thinks.ReplyDelete
You know, I almost started my blog post with the same phrase. I wonder how many of us would raise our hands to say that was the first thought that crossed our minds? :)
TGIF. Hopefully you'll get a bit of that needed rest this weekend. Love your post. Thanks for the belly laugh. I needed it this morning.
~ Cassandra from Renaissance Women
I do love Charles Barkley, so much. I don't have all the same beliefs, opinions, etc., but he makes me smile to my soul.Delete
Thanks for reading and commenting, I'm glad I could make you laugh, I love to hear that. And THAT is the truth!
This made me smile because I have the tendency to say I don't care what others think . . . but I do buy face powder! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!ReplyDelete
Stopping by from #FMF
I was the WORST about that! Way back to high school, when I would dye my hair black and put tons of safety pins on my clothes. WHY take that time if you really don't care?? :) It's a human thing.Delete
Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you have a wonderful day, too!
It's true ;) we like to believe we don't care, but here we are changing our stained shirt that the baby just puked on. I loved this post because it was so honest and definitely a post I can relate to.ReplyDelete
As long as you're not changing your life or beliefs to please other people, I think we're both okay.Delete
I care too. I am so like you in so many ways. We seem to be linking up on Fridays at the same time. :) I enjoyed reading. I see you on twitter now sometimes too since I have followed you.ReplyDelete
It's true, I was RIGHT AFTER you! And so pleased.Delete
Sorry about all the swearing on the Twitter, but you know......TWITTER!
You have read my mind this week! I am a normally very happy person who doesn't get angry or annoyed by much at all. Earlier this week, however, I got upset with someone for snapping at me, even though I knew she was having a bad week. And I swear I couldn't tell if I truly was upset with her or if I only thought that I was because that's the way I was supposed to react...does that make sense? I didn't mull it over for too long, though, because we talked about it that night on the phone, and the whole thing was over and done. But it got me thinking: What IS my truth? Because I spend so much time laughing things off...is that a defense mechanism, or do I really think that everything is hilarious and life is not that serious? I still don't know...Such a great post!!ReplyDelete
It does make sense. Good thing you worked it out right away, sometimes in my mind I make it a bigger deal the more I stew on it. Then, YES, like you said, I'll pretend things DON'T bother me, when deep down they DO, I just pretend they don't. I'm getting better about that, though. I'll actually tell people now if they hurt my feelings, but I'm still confused as to when other people are offensive, or when *I* am offensive vs. when the offended just FEELS offended, you know?Delete
"What is truth?" Jeez, it's not every day that I get to quote Pontius Pilate!ReplyDelete
Sometimes Barkley is an idiotReplyDelete
Sometimes he's brilliant.
He is a Quote Machine every dang day!
True. He is the first person I ever heard give that quote about "Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish...." but I didn't realize what he meant by it when he said it.Delete
I also enjoy watching him try to golf. Quite amusing!
That's the story and I'm sticking to it! Ain't that the truth!ReplyDelete
I just saw Barkley here in NYC a week ago. He walked by me with Shaq and a group of reporters for an NBA event. He limps so bad it looked like he was going to fall over.
Another awesome celeb sighting! Hopefully it was a BIG hallway, he is HUGE now! I love Barkley, can't help it.Delete
Have you seen him golf? Or try to golf? HILARIOUS!