Fake-Like-You-Care-About-Me Week, Day 3

Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments on these posts this week. I REALLY hesitated in revealing myself, so know that your love is MUCH appreciated [hug].

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What trait do you most admire in others?

Being genuine, honest, and true to yourself. No question. My good friends, my husband, and my boss epitomize these qualities; I strive to be like each of them every single day.

I know where I stand with them. There is no phoniness. There are no games. No drama. No “I thought that was what you wanted to hear” bullshit. Each has a “this is who I am, love it or leave it” mentality. I actually love them MORE because they put their true selves – insecurities, vulnerabilities, imperfections – out there for the world to see. So brave.

Dr. Seuss said it best: Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

And from C.S. Lewis: What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth.

(my sister and I are in the first “window”)

I love these pictures because they characterize my childhood so well: lots of kids, playing outside unsupervised, from morning until the street lights came on, having the time of our lives with whatever we could gets our hands on. Repeat all summer long.

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