PROMPTuesday #162: The Truth Helps

As usual, I’ve got a lot to say about this one…


But time and the cold sting of facing my demons precludes storytelling this morning. So again as usual…I’ll be back to write my soul in a day or two.


As for you…


Tell me about a time someone told you the truth about yourself and while it hurt, it helped too.


It could be your dad told you to grow up (when you were 39), or your friend told you to stop whining so much about everything, or your doctor told you to exercise or your body would be 80 when you are 50. Stuff like that. Or…


It could be something even more life-changing.


What’s your truth you haven’t wanted to face?


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4 Responses to “PROMPTuesday #162: The Truth Helps”

  1. Indigo says:

    The cold truth? I was in therapy 6 months after I went deaf, angry at the world. My therapist asked me as someone who used to be able to hear, would I really deny someone that luxury just so they could understand my world more.

    I don’t know why, but that one single question brought everything home for me. I was angry for all the wrong reasons at all the wrong people. Soon afterward I got a grip and started to learn to live with my silence.

    These days, I embrace my deafness. It’s as much a part of me as breathing. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. Natalie says:

    Transitioning from high school to the real world was a hard time for me. I had lived a very sheltered life as a child and didn’t know much about being a grown up. I judged people a lot if they weren’t like me, or weren’t like the people I hung out with. During this time I never thought I was angry or mean, but I guess that’s how my judgemental attitude made it seem. I guess I also just took everything really seriously – still not sure why. I couldn’t just relax and have fun.

    My boyfriend at the time got tired of it and ended up breaking up with me because I wasn’t fun to be around anymore. One day he told me that the song “Just Like You” by Three Days Grace reminded him of me. The song is basically about a mean angry person.

    I wouldn’t say the change was immediate, but definitely over the next few years while I was really trying to figure out who I was, I thought about that from time to time and thought that I never want to be like that. . . and I’m happy to say that I am absolutely not mean or angry or judgemental anymore and I love my life!

  3. San Diego Momma says:

    Indigo and Natalie:
    Thank you for sharing.
    I was so touched by both these comments.
    I wanted you to know.

  4. Been meaning to do this one, just haven’t figured out which truth to share. Hope all is well.

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