The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: Speak Now

Quote of the Day:

“Real life is a funny thing, you know. In real life saying the right thing, at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately what I’ve begun to fear more than that is letting the moment pass with saying anything. I think you deserve to look back on your life without this chorus of resounding voices saying, “I could have, but it’s too late now.” So there’s a time for silent, and there a time for waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you so clearly know what you need to say, I don’t think you should wait. I think you should speak now.” ~Taylor Swift

The Single Woman Says:

I chose this quote today because I was reminded last night of the importance of speaking now. A dear friend’s father had a heart attack, and though he is going to be okay, it hit home for me the importance of telling people how you feel about them without hesitation. Why wait? Why hold onto stubbornness or fear or pride when you could be holding on to the one you love? Life is such a beautifully fragile thing…part of its magic and wonder is knowing that each moment is a moment that will never come again. So why spend another one of those moments being anything less than honest with yourself and with the people you care about? As I always say: It’s better to say how you feel and get your heart broken than leave words in your heart, forever unspoken. So go ahead. This is your moment. If this were the end of a romantic comedy, NOW would be the time to start chasing your love to the airport or to train station or the bus station…or holding the radio over your head outside their window…or traveling across seven states to show up on their doorstep in the middle of the night, just to tell them how you feel about them. It’s better to live with rejection, knowing you gave it your all, than regret because you were too afraid to fall. So go ahead. Why wait? It’s your time.

Speak now.


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