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Thursday, November 14, 2013

transformation on a thursday....live out loud




Whenever I am at the coast, one of the things I love to do is watch the seagulls. As they swoop and soar, they make their presence known. Their shrill squawking speaks to me. It lets me know they are here. They don't ask what their place is on this earth. They just live out loud. 

As women, we are often socialized to lower our voices or even to remain quiet. We are very often not listened to, as if what we have to say isn't important. I am here to tell you that what you have to say is important, and that you can share your voice in so many ways. 

Isn't that one of the most wonderful things about blogging? We can share our voices and find a wonderful supportive, listening community.




 

11 comments:

  1. So true! I hope there will be many men who read your post today! LOL! We deserve to be heard!

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  2. Very well said, Laura.
    ( I wish I was the silent type sometimes.)
    I love my blog friends. They give me a kick start to my day and sometimes even lull me to sleep and night! You gave me my little kick and it felt great! Now off to work!
    Thank you for your visits to 34th street and you sweet comments!
    w/L

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  3. ...did it again! "you" instead of "your"...now off to work!
    w/L

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  4. Right on sista! I was called on to lower my voice just recently by a man and it always makes me mad! Thank you for sharing this as I always have to do the opposite, they can't take it and that's it!
    Thank you for visiting me sweet lady.
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  5. Amen, Laura! The older I get the more apt I am to stand up and be heard! xo Diana

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  6. Laura, I use to be so mousey, never say what I thought. Now I will speak up....but I still know when to bite my tongue. Because as you know, some times there just isn't anything you can say to get certain people to listen. I like that blogging allows us to a leaning post for others at times and sometimes we do the leaning. There are some wonderful people in blogland. xoxo,Susie

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  7. You are speaking my language my friend. When you wrote that about the Sea Gulls I stopped for a moment and just took myself there. I just loved this post so much. May print it and read it all day . LOVED it

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  8. Laura, now I'll always think of you and Emile Zola when I hear birds squawking. Never be afraid to squawk when squawking is what's needed!

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  9. What a wonderfully written post! Just today you came into my blog world and left an encouraging comment.

    I am your latest follower on GFC.

    Judith

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  10. I so agree…supportive being the operative word in most cases!

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