Today I am putting a personal spin on some truths that I have found to be true in my life. I’m not going to do a list, but I’ll express how I’ve personally experienced truth in my life:
- Never say “never”: I personally found that on several occasions when I said I’d never do something, I ended up doing it! One eerie experience I had happened in my early twenties. I was strolling on my college campus with a friend. We were having a typical conversation on various things. I mentioned that I’d never ridden in an ambulance before. I know that’s an obscure sentence for me to remember, but it is the key to why this truth was illuminated to me that very afternoon: On our way home, my sister and I were in a wreck and Yes, I rode in an ambulance that day! It became taboo to say never – it was as if you were inviting trouble into your life!
- Do not ask, “What’s going to happen next?” or ‘What else is going to go wrong?” when you’re having bad things happen in your life. You will always find out! I asked that before and something else bad happened…luckily it is noted in psychological articles that we have a tendency to forget the bad and remember the good…well, I can tell you that is true and I can’t remember what happened.
- It is better to give than to receive. I know that it sounds crazy, but it’s true! I would rather give anyday than to receive presents and recognition. As my sister and I grew up, our parents gave us surprises that were fabulous. Those are very precious memories to my sister and me, even now. What I see in those memories though, was the joy that my parents had in giving. That was their greatest gift of all! I can tell you that the joy of giving to others is very fulfilling.
- “If it is meant to be, then it will happen.” My mother told me this as I broke up with my first love. I always listened to my mother because she always gave advice I could count on. Oh, it hurt as true love’s first loss does, but I knew my mother wouldn’t lie to me. I came to grips that the situation was really out of my control and I found peace in knowing that if it was meant to be, then I didn’t have to worry about making it happen. Time was the key to healing and although I found that it wasn’t meant to be, there were plenty of other romances I got to experience!
What are your personal encounters with truth? Let me know, I’d love to hear how truth presented itself to you! Truth leaves you with a clean conscience!
Living and loving truth everyday,