Say What You Need to Say!


One of our local gas stations always has advertisements that catch my eye. It is quite comical you might say. For instance, it will first say “Now Hiring” and the next line will say “1 gallon of milk $3.69”. It never fails, they are always hiring something (Pepsi 6 pack, cigarettes, etc) besides people. You may not see the humor in this, but I always get a good laugh..haha!

I know what they are trying to communicate. I know they are trying to advertise that they are hiring and they have great specials (all in this condensed message), but the message is not clear. I feel this way at times. In my heart, my head, I know what I want to say or express, but I end up conveying the wrong message…ugh! For example, I ran into a friend I have not seen in over 4 years. All I wanted to do was jump up and squeeze his neck, but I ended up giving him a pat on the back. Really….what did that pat on the back say? I do this all the time and I cannot stand it!

One of the lines in John Mayer’s song “Say What You Need to Say”, says, “Even if your hands are shaking, your faith is broken, even as your eyes are closing, do it with a heart wide open.” That’s just it…say what you need to say! I close with a quote from Dr. Seuss. “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” If you can do one thing for me, learn from me in the lab, not on the field trip!


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