Posts Tagged ‘Truth’

The Real Me

I have been really busy working on a special project at work, and I am exhausted. It is finally coming to an end. The women that also ended up on the project were not really the usual people that I talk to in the office. One of the women on the project actually told me that I only talked to her when we went to our assigned counties together on Tuesdays. She said “and, that’s only because we are in the van together.”  We both laughed, because she is absolutely correct.  I am pretty quiet and it takes some time before I warm up to you. During this project we bonded over music, television shows, childhood memories, and so much more. By the end of the project I realized that sometimes we simply have to share our true selves with others. It is okay to share the real you. I have spent so much time in my own head or in my own world that I have failed to share with others just who I really am.

Someone told me “Tiwana, I would have never known how funny you were if you never came out of your shell. I’m glad that you decided to come out of your shell.”

Truth be told…I’m glad I’m coming out of me shell too. Some people will like this “new” me and some will not. This new me is the real me. The me I am consciously attempting to showcase. But, I like me…perhaps you’ll like me too.

You know #TheRealMe. The one that people cannot see……

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Can I Handle the Truth?

No LiesLet consistent truth reign over every word.
Sprinkle each line with love, because it’s a reflection of you.
Give no pass to a lie let it be a wingless bird.
Let love spew out like the morning dew.
When the thoughts and stares of others begin to evoke the slightest of scares
Though the fire is hot continue through and lie not
Let Honesty compel like childhood dares
Here’s a secret: Truth is always the winning spot!
Scream, No admittance to a lie, knowing the hurt a lie can cause
Always deny the desire to beam and shine through sly deceit
Avoiding the need to lie with no hesitation or pause
May integrity caress you from your head to your feet.
Gird your tongue with love
And always wear truth as the winning glove.

The truth sets you free. I’m a fanatic for truth. The famous quote, “You can’t handle the truth” pops in my mind from time to time. I’m one to tell you I don’t need you to try and protect me. If I ask you for the truth, do just that–give me truth. I’ve even heard many people say, “If a lie is going to get me through…” as if the truth was so unbearable. I agree the truth can hurt you to the core, but not knowing the truth hurts worse, for me at least. What about you? How do you feel?