A part of living my new year, real and authentically, I realize that what has been a stumbling block in some ways in my life is honesty. Not that I've lied to others...too much conviction to do that...but lied to myself. I accepted friendships, relationships, outfits, music, books and more that I wasn't content with or happy about. Some of the friendships were ones where I accepted his/her lies and brushed them off, accepting the friendship in spite of it. I gave them the benefit of the doubt that maybe there were reasons for untruths but no more.
I aim to live my life honest with others and I want to accept only the same. That's not to say that if you ask me if I like the way you look in a pair of jeans, I'm going to blurt out, "You look like Gouda cheese wrapped in plastic too tight!" No! But, I do want to know that when my day is over, I've done the best I can to be real and to expect the same from those close to me.
That includes dating. I've begun dating again, as hard as it will be, I refuse to accept any lies at all. I lived the two relationships that I thought would last, accepting lies. No more!
I'm ready for the challenge! Are you?
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