Sunday, April 4, 2010

On Authenticity

I was reading a blog entry recently and the author was listing out things she sucks at (her words!) , and one thing she listed resonated with me:

- confrontation (unless it's with family. then, bring it on!)

That stopped me literally in my tracks (at my computer). How true that is with me, in my life. I hesitate to mention when my "cobb hold the blue cheese" salad comes with the cheese decidedly unheld. I think this is because I don't want to upset anyone, and yet, when my mom or Scott make the slightest mis-step I am over them faster then they can retract whatever it was.

At first I was thinking I would do a public apology, using this blog as my forum. But then I thought, am I really sorry? Maybe sorry that I snap so quickly, but I'm not really.

Rather, I'm so thankful. Thankful for the kind of genuine, unconditional, real relationships that allow me to say what I want to say, do what I want to do, without fear that someone is going to not like me, or be hurt, or hold a grudge.

Here's to authenticity!

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