Say what you need to say

Some of the people whose words of support have encouraged me the most over the last few weeks are the ones who tell me they have no idea what to say.

Instead of trying to construct elaborate soliloquies, they’ve just said what’s authentic to them. Often, it’s clumsy, their speech tumbling out like people chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill. It’s the unvarnished, unscripted nature of it that appeals to me.

As someone who spent so much time hiding behind a façade constructed with the express intent of getting people to validate her, honesty and transparency are a breath of fresh air for me.

There are so many people in our lives right now who need our words. Not the right words, if such a thing even exists, but truth spoken from a place of love. We won’t say it perfectly and that’s what makes it perfect.

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