It’s been a while, actually ten months since my last blog post… What can I say, life is crazy busy.
Anyone who knows me knows I’ve always got a lot to say. I’ve been told quite often that I say the things no one else has the guts to say…That can be good and it can be bad. I was born an ‘open book’. I’ve heard it said, “You never have to guess what Denise is thinking because she’ll tell you.” I have to admit, that’s true. I’m not mean or insensitive just, outspoken. I would much rather voice my concern, distain or encouragement for others than voice my opinions to everyone else. My intensions aren’t usually to be mean or heartless. In fact, I often intend to speak from a place of authentic concern for people and their situations.
As a Christian, I believe God has uniquely designed each one of us for His purpose and glory. I remember my parents being embarrassed of my outspoken behaviour. Throughout my journey in life I’ve learned to embrace this ‘outspoken’ characteristic of mine. I see it as a ‘gift’ I’ve been given as an ‘encourager’. My intension is never to hurt or insult or embarrass anyone with my words. The purpose of my words are simply a means to clarify, communicate and solve problems or uplift someone who may need a kind word of encouragement.