Do you have a secret?  Can you keep a secret? I would bet that most of us have had a secret or two shared with us in confidence as well a personal secret that we have decided to keep to ourselves at some point in our lives.  For some reason keeping secrets can sometimes get a bad wrap, but I believe that there are places in life when they are necessary and let’s face it, sometimes better left unsaid.

There is definitely a time and a place for everything including when, if ever to reveal a secret.

Secrets become secrets for various reasons including protecting your loved ones or even protecting yourself in some instances.  Not everything needs to be revealed to the world at every moment - even in this day and age of mass communication on so many levels.  

Below are some secrets that in my opinion are best to keep to yourself.

    • New business ventures - You wouldn't want your competition to find out what you're up to would you?  Only reveal your plans when the time is right, and you are ready to roll things out.
    • Special places - We all have those places that we love to go to and cherish special times with ourselves or with loved ones.  You might want to keep them to yourself, or they just might lose the significance.
    • Personal experiences - This is a tough one because I believe our experiences lead to who we ultimately become, but not all of them should be highlighted.  I believe that your experiences should be shared if they will help you or someone you know get to a better place of understanding and growth.
    • Favorite Recipes - Yes, there is something to be said about keeping that family or favorite recipe to yourself.  There is a fun mystery and conversation that continues with this one through the generations.
  • Family Issues - The only time these things should ever be shared and talked about is with a trusting friend or while in counseling.  Life will certainly throw you some ups and downs but be careful about the people you share your peaks and valleys with.

  • And, last but certainly not least, the one secret you should always keep to yourself is...other people’s secrets.  You might say, well, of course, this is obvious right?  But it actually takes a lot of discipline and integrity for people to keep your secrets to themselves, so my advice to you is to be extremely cautious when revealing something close to your heart to just anyone.

    My affirmation for you this week is;

    “I will cherish my life secrets and will take extra special care in whether or not they will be revealed to the world”

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