My dog, Skyla, has a lot of quirks, and I’m always learning from her. One of her habits, though, leaves me a bit baffled.
There are lots of trails and ponds in our neighborhood with little shady spots and secluded pathways. When Skyla has to…um, do her doggie business…she avoids all the private enclaves and heads straight to the sunniest open areas.
Once there, she’ll squat down to do her thing while raising her face to the sun proudly (I swear, sometimes she smiles while relieving herself). Unfortunately, her need to poop out in the open usually results in an audience…like the property manager and a group of potential renters.
Yeah, it’s a little embarrassing for me.
But Skyla doesn’t care. Her attitude is, “Hey, this is my shit. Deal with it.”
Can I say shit on my blog? Oh well, let’s go with it.
If you put your shit out there for everyone to see, then you can’t hide what you’re ashamed of or pretend like it didn’t happen. And that’s not a bad lesson to apply to our lives.
Isn’t that what politicians are supposed to do? They’re supposed to tell their campaign managers all their dark secrets so as to avoid a big scandal later on (or at least that’s the plan).
I really messed up my blog last year, but I wrote about it, and I know what not to do in the future. Someone might even learn from my mistakes.
Chris and I are estranged from both of our biological families. But when people ask me about my family, I own it instead of pretending that everything’s perfect. And although it’s sad for me to admit that we eloped because we couldn’t stand the thought of inviting those people to our wedding (or worse, inviting them and having them refuse to come), I feel better about being truthful.
I poop in the sunshine, and it feels good!
So, how can you be more truthful?
Well, if you forget someone’s name, come clean and admit it (they probably forgot yours too). If you have a ton of debt, tell someone so you can get help and your friends can stop pressuring you to go out for expensive dinners.
Have you ever had to come clean about a not-so-good thing in your life?
Did you feel better after revealing the truth?