Tag Archives: Honesty

71 Days ’til 40: If I Could Only Tell You…


People are polite….. well, often.  Yes, we all run across those individuals who say something so disrespectful that we fantasize about running them down with a lawnmower, but they are the exception.  We are, for the most part, a civil society that does not want to rock the boat or hurt any person’s feelings.  This is why it is so challenging, at times, for people to say what they are really thinking.  Have you ever fantasized about no longer being constrained by social mores?  What if you REALLY could say whatever you wanted to, whenever you wanted to, without having to worry about hurting a person’s feelings…….  what would be on your list?  Would any of these things be??? Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , ,

187 Days ’til 40: What Do You REALLY See???


They consider me to have sharp and penetrating vision because I see them through the mesh of a sieve. ~ Khalil Gibran

There are three classes of people: those who see.  Those who see when they are shown.  Those who do not see. ~ Leonardo da Vinci Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , ,

203 Days ’til 40: Saying “No”

Today I had to say “no” several times.  It was not fun.  I had to say “no” via the telephone, and in email, and in person.  Most often, I had to say “no” to nice people making requests that I just could not accommodate, for a variety of reasons.  It sucked. Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , ,

294 Days ’til 40: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant. An elephant’s faithful one-hundred percent!”  ~ Dr. Seuss

“Then you should say what you mean,” the March Hare went on. “I do,” Alice hastily replied; “at least – at least I mean what I say – that’s the same thing, you know.” ~ Lewis Carroll Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , ,

343 Days ’til 40: Your OWN Space

My oldest daughter is the inspiration for this post today.  She was HORRIFIED to learn that I wrote about PMS yesterday, “Mom, that is SOOO embarrassing!”  she said.  She is 10.  I then asked her what topics she felt I should be writing about.  She replied, “What a great idea, I can come up with good things for you to write about!”  One of her first suggestions was to write about getting your own room.  This is very important to my daughter, as she currently shares a room with her younger sister.  My oldest is desperate for her own space.  Thus, the title of today’s post.

Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

345 Days ’til 40: Do You NEED a Plan?

Do you sometimes feel as though you are muddling through life without a real plan or direction?  Do you take each day as it comes, allowing each day to control you, rather than you embracing all that the day has to give to you?  Are you running your life or is your life running you?

Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

346 Days ’til 40: Surviving Guilt Trips

Do you ever feel like people in your life are trying to plow you over with guilt trips?  Some blame this on their religious upbringings (though I have personally heard members of almost EVERY religion mention guilt trips, so I think they have more to do with human nature than a specific faith structure)!  I have found that guilt trips Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

353 Days ’til 40: Saying What You REALLY Feel

Do you often find yourself struggling to repress your “real feelings”?  Do you find that your words do not match your authentic self?  When face to face with another person can you live and speak your truth?

Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

357 Days ’til 40: Slammed Doors, Opened Windows

Doors of Closure, Windows of Opportunity

Every individual I know has had doors shut (or slammed) in their lives.  These closed doors can bring great stress and devastation in a person’s life.  I am going to use my sister as my example (without her permission, Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

367 Days ’til 40: Illusions of Grandeur


Have you ever met someone who seems to think more highly of themselves than they should?  They may tell you how wonderful they are, but when their actions are put to the test, it seems they talk the talk more than they walk the walk.

Read the rest of this entry »


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: