Being Real

Being real with someone does not give someone license to be a jerk. Being real with some can offer a loving heart, listening ear and healthy conversations with others that are not superficial.

Being real is about keeping things 100% as they say. It’s actually about being vulnerable and compassionate at the same time.


Being real is also about understanding that we only have today. Why not be our BEST selves today. Why not LOVE well today.


Exposed Lovingđź’™

4.5.17

Going Way Back…

I was remembering an old friend of mine I meant in my early recovery process. I believe I might have been sober for 5 or 6 years at the time. Her name was Kim D.

As I thought about her, I remembered the qualities or characteristics that she had. She was compassionate, giving, a great listener, a calm person, intentional, committed, very smart, full of humility, hopeful and her words carried much weight although she was quiet unless she really knew you well or felt safe with you.

I realized as I reflected on the memories we made together, that she was a significant person in my life. I don’t know where she is now but if I could speak to her I would tell her how her words, her ability to listen and have compassion toward me allowed my true self to emerge.

Thank you Kim D. Wherever you are, I hope you have joy in your life, good health, a smile on your face, love holding you and at some point I hope you remember our time together. It was real. It was sacred. It was hopeful and helpful. It was special. It was full of grace.

Exposed Loving, (originally posted on 5.4.2016.)