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Truth Tuesday – 4/5/2016

One of the things that I try to do is be open and honest in my blogging, heck in my life. I tell you the truth. I’m human. I’ve had failures. I’ve had successes. I’ve suffered. I’ve survived. I’ve learned. I’m still learning.

But, is it important that we be open and honest when we write? That we share pieces of our lives, our soul and our truths? Or should we just write what we want whether real or imagined to gain followers? I don’t have the answer to those questions. I think it depends on the type of blogger you want to be.

I chose to be open. It is when I’m open about my life both good and bad that I feel like I can see the growth. That I can see the changes that can and need to take place. Being open allows me to know that whatever the circumstance, it is only temporary. Why? Because look how far I’ve come. My life is a testimony.

A testimony that I readily share with others because you need to know that I’m just like you. Or that I’m different from you and that what I’ve overcome and continue to learn about myself is only the beginning. I’m a work in progress.

When you see me crying, smiling, laughing or just living you need to know that there is a story there. That I have been broken and thought I was dying, but I survived. You can and will too. No matter what the circumstance may be.

I strive to be better each and every day. I know that by sharing my testimony that I am hoping to encourage someone to know that this situation is temporary. You can’t get to better days by not enduring some rough nights. When you endure those painful, gut wrenching and emotional nights…write. Write about the pain. The story needs to be told.

Share your testimony with others. Be the link that they need to grasp onto when they feel like all hope is gone. Minister to their spirit. Preach to their soul.  We all have a story. We all have a testimony. Let them see how you overcame. We all can be the change that someone needs.



This post is a part of Jacqueline’s Tuesday Trickles.



  1. I always wrestle with how much and what I share on my blog – generally not even a smidgen of what’s really going on as far as my thought processes and behind the scenes growth. It depends on what your process is. I like to digest the situations and the lessons/ revelations before I share. I feel I have more clarity that way. And most times I don’t share because the other people’s stories aren’t mine to tell. (Like my children and my partner.) Some people like to report on what’s going on as it unfolds. I AM writing a memoir though (at a snail’s pace), which is interesting. I think I’ll inspire people on a broader scale with that, but for now, I get messages from women that I inspire them just from what I post on social media, the evidence of my life, and from one on one conversations. The best way to inspire is to be an example- and share good writing, of course. Or music, or whatever your gift is.

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    1. Absolutely. Whether you tell the world or share pieces with other people you come in contact with it is the same. Your testimony will inspire others. It always appears bleak when were in the midst of a raging storm. The billows are blowing and we just lost our dang sail. What happens when someone sees your pain and says, “I don’t know what you may be going through, but let me tell you a story…” We can bring about change. Mental healing sis! Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Tikeetha, it’s because you’re so candid that I follow and appreciate your blog. Likewise, I tell parts of my own life on purpose so that it might help someone else know that they are not weird or strange for feeling the way that they do.

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    1. Aww, thank you so much. I try to be. I just want to let people know that you can overcome anything. You’re not bound by your background and that your truth is your testimony. It’s about being genuine with people. We all have stuff. Some more than others, but what if we told our truths and helped someone? Whew! That would be amazing.

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  3. I totally respect this because I have the same attitude. Honesty gives me clarity and helps transformation. Besides, when we can’t open up, then something is missing and the healing is unable to take place. Beautiful post.

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