you can tell the things i've been thinking lately, by my sometimes "serious" posts.
here's one: saying what you really mean, saying what you really want, being honest.
ben's parents originated the expression "a sunrise cafe" ---
a long time back, when they were trying to decide on a place to eat, they ended up eating at sunrise cafe, thinking that was the place the other person wanted to eat, when really- neither one of them wanted to eat there.
i bring this up not only because this happens sometimes (not just with restaurants)... but because lately i've realized there are rewards behind saying what you really want, giving consent and being honest about when you've made a mistake.
so when this does happen, ben and i will say, "is this a sunrise cafe?"
for example: the other day at work i made a mistake (surprised?!). it was a small mistake, but noticeable. i went ahead and admitted i did something wrong and i would be much better in the future.
and then all of the sudden this person said, it's not a big deal! don't worry! it happens.
and i feel like, because i admitted my mistake, it helped me progress even that much more.
and maybe i gained some respect, too.
i mean, i dunno.
i guess honesty is the best policy- even when honesty isn't about lying or telling the truth. it's about being assertive.
sorry this was boring. (ha)
photo taken at the top of the rock.