It's FRIDAY BABY!!!
So I did a thing. Trying to stay with my healthy kick, I ordered some fruit snacks from Amazon that said 100% real fruit juice.
(to a fat person to hear the word 100% fruit anything means it must be healthy)
But I was set to learn a big lesson this day!
Needless to say I was unaware that 100% fruit juice didn't mean that it came from real fruit!!
It simply means that those fake fruit snacks are worst than fake fruit juice...
Being genuine means a lot. It means to remain true to WHO YOU ARE. Not true to who you think others want or need you to be.
This is why some people need a social media reality check. The likes, the views, the followers, the followed, the selfies, and the showing off. The need to be liked. The need to be popular.
You have to be 100% to who you are.
Are you friendly? Are you kind? Are you courteous? If yes, then great! Because that is who you are.
But it becomes false when you try to be that to please people...
As a teacher I witness kids daily saying the word NO! And of course I'll respond with, "you don't tell me no!" Why not?
Who am I to tell someone what THEY can or cannot say?
(although that child will be serving detention on trumped up charges.. because I did not like that.. smh😃)
Is the word NO disrespectful? No it isn't.
No - used to express negation, dissent,
denial, or refusal.
It's a choice, and being human allows you to have choices.. But In order to be 100% you, there has to be an agreement with yourself to observe a situation, and feel free to do it or not to do it.
You do not have to please people. You have the right to say No.
Am I still friendly? Yes.
Am I still kind? Yes.
Am I still courteous? Yes.
Am I still loving to people? Yes.
But I meant what I said. There is nothing wrong with saying no.
I am a father of 5 children and I learned how to say no to people that I loved. I was also a car salesman, so I know what it feels like to hear people say no.
No, I'm not interested..
No, I don't want to do that..
No, it's not for me...
No, I won't be coming...
No, I won't be supporting that....
No, I don't like it....
No, I don't like that...
No, stop sending me daily messages. 😃
Try it. Say it... Say it to situations. Say it to people you love, and keep loving them. Say it to people you respect, and continue to respect them. But most of all stop being silent, and just learn to say it.
Now they may not like it, but that is absolutely NONE of your business. Because you have to be 100% you. You have to be true to yourself. Keep it 💯!!!
Repeat after me:
I can say no, because I balance strong boundaries with kindness.
"If you don't know who you are, you are already someone else."
I am Tru2mysoul,