I loaned a book to a friend last night, and before giving it to him, I pulled out a card that I used as a bookmark. I frequently write things down on a card as I read - quotes I like, words to look up, references to other reading. The text below was on this card and it seems a fitting way to begin this journal:
Yes, the things that others think, say or do will sometimes hurt you - until they don't anymore. What will get you from here to there more quickly is total honesty - being willing to assert, acknowledge and declare exactly how you feel about a thing. Say your truth - kindly but fully and completely. Live your truth, gently, but totally and consistently. Change your truth easily and quickly when your experience brings you new clarity.