Recently, I’ve had this THING that I feel compelled to do at all times, no matter what~ and that is SPEAK MY TRUTH. If I’m going to be authentic and truly transparent, then my TRUTH must be heard. For example, for YEARS I’ve been complaining about Carter’s baby clothes. Carter’s is one of the only places around here to get affordable baby clothes but nearly 90% of them say really stupid things on them like “Hunk in training” or “My Mama’s a Fox” or something else equally annoying. Every time I’m in there, I’m rolling my eyes in disgust and then I go complain about it to my friends. The last time I was in there I saw “My Mommy’s Hotter than Your Mommy” on a baby onesie, and that was IT. When I went to pay I told the cashier, “Look I don’t want to be a bitch but I’ve been complaining about something for years and it’s time for me to say something….”
Truly I didn’t think she would be able to do anything about it personally but to my surprise she said “We actually have a staff meeting this week and I’ll bring it up.” YAY!!! I’m sure Carter’s won’t stop putting annoying things on their clothes just to appease me, but at least I felt I DID something about it. I spoke my TRUTH.
This morning I woke up with the urge to somehow speak my TRUTH about the state of affairs of restaurants here on the CT Shoreline (but to be honest about ALL of New England). Since my family returned from the Pacific Northwest we have been VERY unsatisfied with our restaurant experiences here at home. In Seattle and the other towns we toured in Washington EVERY MEAL was epic. Whether we were in a family restaurant, a diner, a pizza joint or a burger joint EVERY restaurant we ate in seemed to take PRIDE in their food ~ with local, fresh ingredients, and food prepared to order instead of popping something out of the freezer. There were SO MANY meals we ate where “Mmmmmmm!!!” came out of our mouth after every bite. Since returning home, we are VERY UNSATISFIED with the level of mediocrity we are served…and the cost of it. While we were in Washington someone said to us “I know many people who have moved out here from the West Coast” and I can absolutely see why. The food is only one part of it…but it’s also a symbolic part.
Instead of up and relocating our whole family to the Pacific Northwest (which is VERY tempting by the way) I feel determined to somehow RENEW my home area. I don’t know how and goodness knows one Sparkle Fairy can’t do it on her own…but I’m going to actively put some energy in this direction. I don’t know what it will involve but I do know it will involve SPEAKING MY TRUTH and I’m not afraid of that anymore….
What about you? Is there something that’s been bugging you and you’ve been keeping it in or complaining to the wrong people? What would change if you spoke YOUR Truth?
Okay! Onto some Magic!
* Waking up inspired even if I don’t know what direction it will take!
* New MUSIC! (I’m LOVING the “Inspiration Mix” my friend Michelle made me!) ♥
* My gorgeous gardens!
* Going to the movies by myself yesterday! I enjoyed absolutely every minute of it!
* Spending time outside as a family in the evenings ~ playing basketball, using sidewalk chalk, making waterfalls with the hose, and riding bikes.
* It’s cloudy today which is nice because it’s HOT!
What’s so great about your Saturday? Speak the TRUTH and spread the magic! I love you!