Three Truths and One Wish

Maybe the last berry of the season

Maybe the last berry of the season

1. Truth: “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” Depending on your age and cultural experience, you might not recognize that quote. It’s from a song written by Paul Williams for the Carpenters. As I was sitting here at my desk, wondering where to start this post, I looked out the window at the gray sky, and this line popped into my head. It’s true, seems to capture the discomfort I sometimes feel pretty accurately (the weather and work).

2. Truth: I need to take my power back. And yet, that isn’t entirely the truth because I don’t think I ever held my power to begin with — or rather it was so long ago that my own potential and strength and truth was internal, centered in me, that I can’t even remember it, barely got a chance to experience it before I gave it away. All I know is that it’s a shift that has to happen, even if it means burning it all down and starting over.

3. Truth: Step One is not worrying what anyone else thinks about it. If being myself, wanting what I want, doing what is the right and truest thing makes you uncomfortable or confused, too bad. I just can’t worry about that anymore.

One Wish: May we connect to our core truth and power, and be brave enough to let it lead us. May we have the confidence to show up, with confidence as Susan Piver describes it, “the willingness to be as ridiculous, luminous, intelligent, and kind as you really are, without embarrassment.”

4 thoughts on “Three Truths and One Wish

  1. Teresa S.

    What a wonderful truth. I pray the strength to begin that process as well. Took me along for it’s ride until I was 54…hope you are doing so sooner. Now it’s time to be me…if I can figure out what that is. It’s been so long, sometimes I feel like I don’t even know where to begin.

    1. jillsalahub Post author

      Teresa, I’ll be 48 next month, so not much sooner. 🙂 And I know what you mean about not knowing where to begin, but that also makes me think of that Chinese proverb: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now” — which I guess isn’t where but when, but seems the same — starting anywhere is better than not beginning at all. ❤


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