A Day Without Buts

You and I are not what we eat.  

We are what we think.

Walter Anderson

Today’s featured articles on Huffington Post for International Women’s Day run the gamut of “How to Unleash the Power of Women,” “Give Women the Right Not to Choose,” to “Let’s Make Today the Last International Women’s Day.”   Strong voices rant over blatant injustices and impossible arbitrary demands that continue to be imposed by culture, religion, work and family.   What about our self-admnistered doses of unkindness that seem so innocuous we actually consider them normal?  “I look pretty good for my age, but I’m 10 lbs overweight.”  “Thank you for the gift, but you didn’t have to!”  “I’m sorry  if I hurt you, but what I’m saying is right, you know.”

How different might our life be if we make the choice each day to put a period (instead of a but) when we say:

I’m sorry.

Thank you.

I love you.

© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947


Photography for the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 14:07:24


    Yes, how true. Why didn’t I just say; mahal kita and then close my pie hole? Would things have turned out differently? I am guilty of all the above. I guess it is a self preservation reaction for lack of a better explanation. It’s almost like having the last word, sometimes the wrong one or to many. Right again Sharky…period.

    Now on to the lower side. Of course always beautiful photos of beautiful women, my favorite being the first one. Let there be no buts about it, an amazing derriere, surely part of an amazing woman.



    • Powerful Goddess Photography
      Mar 12, 2012 @ 12:01:46

      Ha! Your comment title couldn’t be any more perfect, Mountain!

      And what woman can’t love a man who let’s her be right? 😉


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