Thank you to Chris Graham for hosting me on his blog, The Story Reading Ape. Those who frequent Chris’ blog know how generous he is in his support of authors and other bloggers. He is one fine Ape, and I think I speak for all of us when saying we’re sure glad ~ not to mention fortunate ~ that he is ours ❤
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How many times have you heard yourself say: “I wish I’d said . . .”? Sometimes we’re simply a little slow on the draw. But sometimes we hesitate, afraid to speak what we’re thinking and feeling. Maybe we’re afraid of not being liked. Maybe we’re uncomfortable with effusive reactions. Maybe we’re afraid of confrontation. Whatever the reason, it’s usually based in fear. And that’s really too bad, because we’ve missed an opportunity to grow.
How many times have you heard yourself say: “I wish I’d told her . . .”? If we’re reticent to pay someone a compliment — perhaps afraid they may question our motives — then we’ve robbed them and ourselves of a joyful moment. If we’re reluctant to offer someone criticism — perhaps unsure whether we’re capable of handling their reaction — then we’ve robbed them and ourselves…
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