A self help book that I read once (actually, I just skimmed it) suggested that the reader write a mission statement for their life. The first step was to develop a sentence that best describes what you stand for. I never did my mission statement, because that first assignment stumped me. Just one thing that I stand for?
Well, I think I've got it now. Since my main interests lie in communication and writing I'd have to say that honesty is what I stand for. I believe that the only way to get past all of the misunderstandings, miscommunications, and mis-everythings in our lives we have to be honest. And the place to start is with yourself. If you can be honest with yourself (which is easier said than done, because sometimes I'm not even aware that I've fooled myself...again) then it is ALOT easier to be honest with others. Yup, honesty. And to honor this I am going to spend the next week being as lovingly honest as I can with myself. That does not mean beating myself up, because, honestly, I'm about as great as I am screwy.
What do you stand for?