"Be who you are and say what you feel. Remember to always be you-be real."
My nickname at home is L-L-L, which means Loose Lips Landis! My husband gave me this name because good or bad, I am most likely to answer any question someone asks me. Even if they just met me, and they ask a personal question, I am more than likely to give my answer. My truth is based upon my experiences and my feelings. So is it with anybody.
There is a sweet and gentle way to be yourself while saying what you feel. In order not to come off as an asshole, a tattle tale, or insensitive, breathe ten times slowly before answering a tender question. I sometimes blurt out personal details about my bodily functions, my relationship, or my coworkers without doing just so. Nobody's perfect! I am learning patience, especially at the restaurant where I work.
The whole point of sharing what we really mean and who we really are in life is to open up to the possibility that folks do want to know and love the real you. Masks don't work in long lasting relationships. Eventually, when the mask falls off, and the walls break down, all that is left is your brilliant self. Own it. You are a gem, the good parts and bad parts are a work in progress. It's all good. If folks do not want to be around thereal you, they will eventually fade away as you peel off the layers.
So, now I ask you to be bold and share with the world what you really think and feel. You are only here for a short time. Don't your friends and family deserve to get to know the true you before you die? I am not trying to be all doom and gloom, but I could get hit by a bus as I cross the street to put the letter into the mailbox. Eternity on earth is not promised.
I want to hear from you!