Keep On Path

Wasn't Jesus the original hippie? With his sandals, dress and kind, compassionate, tender, joyful nature? What a loaded word that is! I am oftentimes called a hippie – in some ways, I am, some not. I am an Older Mom with Young Kids and Older Kids, Four in All – Remarried, Striving to make a Step Family with Love and God's help.

The Truth


Mean. Bitchy. Lazy. Undisciplined. Opportunistic.


Sloth with dirty calloused unattractive feet.

Sloppy dresser.


Incapable. Hippie Liberal.

Bad … mother. … housewife.

… wife.

The above are ‘truths’ in my ex-husband’s and my current husband’s eyes.

I will not tell you which said which (or if both said both.)

But neither started with those ‘truths’.

‘Truth’ is a relative term.

We all come to it with our own unique backgrounds and current agendas.

I can choose to share with you all the truly horrible things that prove I am far, far from perfect and have made many mistakes along the way.

Or I can choose to share with you my small daily victories.

I am less interested in your ‘truth’ than I am in how each day and each interaction you treat your enemies, your friends, your children, your step-children, the neighbor who lives next door.

That is your truth.

And each day is a new day.

So our word for Five Minute Friday this week? Let’s make it: TRUE. Because I need your true stories. Just like I hope you need mine. – See more at:


5 comments on “The Truth

  1. Rabia @TheLiebers
    September 27, 2013

    I have often commented to my daughter that there are times when it is important to be truthful and there are times when it is important to be kind. Whatever the truth of those statements you’ve been on the receiving end of, they don’t seem to have been said in love. I am sorry for that. The real truth is that you are a child of God, lovingly created in His image and you deserve to be respected for that at the very least.

    • Karen Moon
      September 27, 2013

      Rabia, No, they were not said in love … they were the receiving end of verbal abuse. I personally (and lots of other people) don’t think I am any of those things – well, my feet do tend to stay a bit dirty but I like feeling the earth between my toes. 🙂 Bit apprehensive that my post is too harsh for Lisa’s site 🙂 but I guess I was making the point that the truth is ‘subjective’. Seem to be doing some thinking lately from reading several different blogs the ‘truth’ that we all share on these … is it kind? is it necessary? Hmmm, depends on the purpose – you developed an opinion of me from those words – valid? I think not, but if I shared my ‘truth’ about the people in my life, you would do the same of them … how much do I share, how much do I keep? My point being I prefer to focus on the good, the future, the small daily victories. Take care, Karen

  2. Cole
    September 27, 2013

    Yes- the happy, daily small victories they are just as real as the bad is purported to be. What you choose to focus on is your business- that was the point in mine. It isn’t all one or the other. And just because someone else thinks something is truth doesn’t mean they are or it is. xoox

  3. elle @ being stepmom
    September 30, 2013

    I don’t believe those men’s version of the “truth” from reading your posts and your comments. Yes, we all make mistakes but you are trying to lead by example I think and treating others with kindness and love. Focusing on the good is important and don’t let anyone tell you lies about yourself. xoxo

    • Karen Moon
      October 3, 2013

      Thanks Elle! I don’t believe those things either. I have always been a bit too good at seeing things from other people’s perspectives, forgiving them and therefore allowing all sorts of abusive people in my life. I still forgive them, but I no longer allow abuse in my life. 🙂

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