There’s a lot to be said for blogging your truth. It heals, it helps, it… hurts? Yes, sometimes. But, if you deliver it with love and grace, it hurts less. Before reading on, see yesterday’s post where I gave the definition of love and grace for our purposes and also talked about how you’ll win every time if you speak this way.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. ~Ambrose Bierce
This quote perfectly sums up why it’s so important to share your truth lovingly. If you post out of anger, reply to a comment out of anger, or do anything in your blogging life (or life in general) out of anger, you’ll regret it. It does no good. Even when you talk to your child (or husband) out of anger, they don’t hear you – they tune out because they hear the anger.
Words have power, and when we’re brave enough to blog our truth, we need to know that doing so is a risk. It’s a risk to tell it like it is; a risk to be honest with yourself and share your story. But you’ll feel better about what you say – and you’ll be more well-received – if you deliver your message with grace and love.
Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. ~Bernard Meltzer
Think about the quote above… when you blog your truth, what you have to say might be hard for others to hear. It might be unpopular or it might stir up emotions. BUT… if you know that you’re delivering it in a kind way (by speaking love and grace), that it’s necessary to get your message out, that it may help someone… then it needs to be shared. Period.
Your words do have influence – and that’s all the more reason to blog your truth. Just remember, it’s all in your delivery. So deliver it well, my friends.
Tomorrow we’ll discuss the importance of being open to opinions, so be sure to come back!
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