The Trouble with Truth…


Bertha…and I have been working on…living my truth…for a while now… it’s Jane Carrollnot that I’m dishonest by nature…no…if I take the last cookie from the jar… I admit it…I don’t blame it on the dog…well…considering…I don’t have a dog…that would be a weak defense

Anyway…I tend to accept responsibility for my transgressions…so…why…is it taking so long to get this truth thing all figured out…

Honestly…because…while I readily admit my shortcomings…I have a really hard time when it comes to telling others the truth about…theirs…I’m always afraid that I will hurt their feelings…

In truth…the struggle I have about giving constructive criticism…probably hurts me more than what I might say would hurt them…

So…my solution…avoidance…when someone asks for my opinion…run the other way…

Bertha…of course will have none of that…she says…that when someone asks for my opinion…they want the truth…and…that’s what I owe them…no matter how much it hurts…me

She also said that the more I speak the truth in kindness…the easier it will become…

Okay…if she says so…but…I’m just hoping no one will ask…

Jane

2 thoughts on “The Trouble with Truth…

  1. I found this post really was one I could understand, Jane. I struggled for a long time with trying to always say what would be accepted even when I thought otherwise… Now I find that if I disagree or say something the other person isn’t expecting to hear that it’s fine to say it but just be respectful in how you say it. xo

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