Say Something.

You already have permission

Just saying.

You have permission to create, to speak up, and stand up.

You have permission to be generous, to fail, and to be vulnerable.

You have permission to own your words, to matter and to help.

No need to wait.   – Seth Godin

the voice

This was Seth’s blog post today.  Just this; just this simple.

This made me think about why so many of us just sit, and don’t stand, stay quiet and don’t speak, only take on the tasks we know we can accomplish, and are adverse to risk, adverse to failure, and are always wanting to attach ourselves to people we think “matter”, as if they are somehow more deserving than we are; more worthy.

When is the last time you stood up and said something?

Gave yourself permission to do something?

Do you remember how it felt?

Did you feel exhilarated?


I hope you’ll let me know what it was, and how it made you feel in the comments below. 


  1. says

    When I met you I thought you were a woman who really “got/gets things done”. I still think that even though I have been following your messages for a while now. (I wonder if you sound like you feel diminished???) I don’t know that you realize the power you have already demonstrated, and I only know what you told me about your business you started before the economy tanked…so I imagine it is a MINUTE portion of your life overall. I think you are definitely onto “something” and I believe that “something” is the flicker of the Spirit trying to be released from our “masked” personas we parade around in….if that makes sense…One of the really cool things about getting to “the 50s” is that we have many experiences that shape the women we are and still could be. When we admit our weaknesses and open up ourselves to the vulnerabllity that is so human, we find that it isn’t so bad! I have found that it is actually endearing to those who feel like they “don’t have it all together”. Who does? So…embrace all those mistakes you/we’ve made and look at our kids, love interest (in my case, husband of 28 years this year; 32 together) and celebrate all that we have and have done and will do….Yee Ha, get crackin’! So many blessings to gather….<3

    • says

      What a wonderful comment to read. I was talking to my brother last night about my writing, and what i told him is that “the silence sometimes, is deafening”. It made me think about how hooked in I am to people responding to my writing. He suggested that perhaps the deeper I go the more lonely I might get- but I know- I just know that we are a tribe that just hasn’t found each other quite yet, and that if I just keep using my voice that the other people in the world who want to have these conversations will show up.
      I think the “masked persona’s” you refer to – is also an “asleep” state that many of us are in- and we sleep in order to protect ourselves from being hurt, or feeling the real true grit of life. You are so right… the fear that keeps us running is just fear… it’s not real. Once you face the fear.. it vanishes (mostly).
      Really love your comment. Made my day.