I love people who tells me the truth.
I love honesty.
I definitely love people who are transparent.
Now that I have made that clear. Anyways, the world will be a beautiful and awesome place with everyone being honest and kind and wanting no more than just joy and bliss for everyone around them. What a happy place to be.
*no, I'm not on some Happy Pills.
But there is a little something called Brutal Honesty.
These are people we should learn to love because they tell it like it is. I am still learning to open my heart wide enough to accept these sharp, killing words with a smile and warm embrace. I truly am still learning the art.
Today, I received Brutal Honesty in its purest form.
It just so happened that I was feeling fine and dandy and on top of the world after having an awesome lunch with awesome drinks and awesome clients to meet.
I was feeling so awesome I was smiling to myself. Like, what a beautiful day, right?
Then I met 2 colleagues who caringly told me:
"Oh Yvonne, Yvonne, you have become fat, I can see." (direct translation)
I held my heart (well, left side of my chest) and feigned a fainting face. Like, seriously!
And I thought by doing that, they will pull back their words with a smile and laugh it off and start talking about donating to charity. But NO! it is not meant to be...! Instead they earnestly looked at me with the expression that says something to the effect of "why are you treating this as a joke? we're serious, darling."
My life just came to a halt for 1/10 of a second when I realise that they were not in anyway trying to spoil my day. It is just plain old innocent brutal honesty which slipped past the Mincing Department. It came Whole. Cold and hard handed over with warm hands.
Of course I did not feel like a major super star after that. I just felt like I needed a jog.
See why we need more of these? I felt like a jog after what seemed like years of deprive. I need more brutal honesty in my life.