I explained, and I was understood.
I bought the groceries and cooked the food, and I ate what I wanted.
I spoke up, and I was heard.
I reached out, and others reached back.
I learned a little, and I was able to teach what I had learned.
I thanked a little, and I was appreciated in return.
When we leave things unsaid, we may get stuck--stuck with our own questions, our own problems, our own unknowns. But when we begin to speak up for ourselves, so much more is possible...