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Friday, March 4, 2011

Family skeleton

We all have a mix bag of happy and sad memories in our family histories. There may be devastating events and traits that no one wants to talk about.

Sometime families hide the truth instead of healing. If feels like a broken bone that was never set correctly and so mended off-kilter. In the end, hiding the truth doesn't help anyone.

What does it mean to make the ugly truth dance?  It might mean using humor. It might mean finding creative healing ways to tell the truth in our lives, even if the rest of the family isn't eager to do so.

As  we tell the truth in our little corner of the family, we feel freer.

We can find ways to acknowledge our family skeletons, we can be honest about them in creative ways. We can even do it in a way that brings joy and freedom to others.