I took “tell me more” with me last week for my trip and i have to say that i think author @kellycorrigan
and i would get along. ha. in a nutshell, she shares some stories from her life that helped her learn to say hard things. .
i don’t think there was anything particularly special or profound about the stories she shared except for the fact that they were so dang relatable. if they weren’t relatable to me as a wife and a mother now, they were relatable as a daughter and sibling and i just kept thinking, “yep, been there” or “glad i’m not the only one who has these thoughts run through my head when i’m going crazy”. it was the honesty of it and how normal the stories were that appealed to me. .
we’ve gone through a lot of changes in our family lately. our daughter is growing up, we’ve made life changes, there is the passing of our friends and family, quarrels and hurt feelings with others—and i’ve got to say that there were several of the phrases and experiences that really hit home for me (“tell me more”, “no” and “i don’t know” are among my top), especially since my grandmother just recently passed away and kelly shared not only the passing of her own grandmother, but also her friend and father. .
but “i was wrong” really smacked me in the face. she talks about how the phrase “i’m sorry” has been ground into us since we were small children and that over time, saying sorry has taken on a lot of different meanings, sometimes not meaning sorry at all. so to be clear, she learned to say “i was wrong.” this just made so much sense to me and i like it so much more than just “sorry”. it’s one that i’m truly incorporating into my apologies for the rest of my life. .
what are some things that you are learning to say or do that have been hard for you? .
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