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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  1. Aw, I love all these childhood photos! You were a cutie pattootie!

    I loved this: “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.”

    I’m the same way, which unfortunately has made me lose a lot of friends. I’m brutally honest. If you want something sugar coated, don’t come to me!

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  2. +1 for Dr. Seuss and cardboard boxes … To be a kid again.

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  3. These are, by far, my favorite of your posts! You are seriously one smart and funny lady! And today’s quotes are awesome. 🙂

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  4. You have some awesome childhood photos!! I wish mine were this cool! I like this series of posts! so fun!

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  5. runninghaiku

     /  August 29, 2012

    I’m an f-ing sweetheart who will tell anyone what they want to hear. (Former bosses are laughing right now.)

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