This post is written in just five minutes, with no editing. It’s part of what we call Five Minute Fridays. #FiveMinuteFriday wordprompt this week is ‘Truth’.
So a friend asked my opinion on a couple of articles yesterday. We’ve had run-ins before on this very topic, and I doubted his wisdom in reopening the subject. My first response was, ‘I’m not going to talk about it, or even go there for at least two days.’
But then, I asked why he shared the links. Did he think there was any profit in it?
His response offered the hope that there was, even if I disagreed. I think he forgot how I reacted last time. Then, before I knew it, I was reengaged, speaking and writing truth. Not just the reasons I disagreed, but how those untruths made me feel. I spoke strongly, clearly, passionately. I spoke at length. I drew on my experience and on the things I have become sure of, to forcefully show how deeply I disagreed. By the time I’d finished, the page was on fire.
I clicked ‘send’.
And then I wrote a second, entitled ‘before you reply.’ My postscript was a simple reminder.
Please don’t forget, I speak out loud because I know you hear me. I say what I think because I believe you can take it. I am angry because I love deeply, and I care strongly. Please remember, your words have changed my life forever.