We put our best foot forward for others. We look our best, we act our best, and we showcase our best. We spiffy up our houses so they look their BEST.
But we can’t all be at our best all of the time.
I’d venture to say we live out of our natural state far more than we live within our best state.
In a world where we have glossy images in the magazines, everyone’s successful highlights in social media online, and brand names calling to us, telling us we will be worthwhile if we own them…..everyone desperately needs something authentic, genuine, and REAL.
We need someone who isn’t all polished – and yet is still insanely warm, gracious, and loveable.
We need people who have wrinkles and wear generic clothes, yet are still stylish.
We need to see that someone can cry and not be ashamed. Have a different opinion than us and be gracious about it. Eat fatty food sometimes and love it. REAL.
Real life is flawed, messy, and confusing at times. Real life is full of learning situations, hurt feelings, and apologies. Real life trips, drops things, laughs at awkward moments, and says the wrong thing at the wrong time.
The world needs REAL in its role models; in it’s heroes. Not polished and perfect. But real.
Let’s see someone stumble over their words, say something that is politically incorrect (but the truth), and dare to own up to their actions by apologizing.
The world craves real. It NEEDS real.
Let’s be real, applaud real, and support more authenticity and genuine hearts in those we adore and emulate.
Real life can be funny, attractive, and desirable. And it’s freeing too – to not have to have it all together.
Real. If you reach out, you can almost touch it. It’s there – waiting to be found.