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Crystal Clear

I’ve been thinking a lot about transparency and being “real” lately. I’ve been trying to figure this out in my life long before President Obama made it one of his talking points. When Pop Rocks first asked me out on a date I made a very determined decision to be myself, good, bad, or ugly. Unknown to me, he had made the same decision. I believe strongly that this is the reason we were able to fall in love so quickly. It has also spilled over into our marriage which is really open and honest.

I have to admit that I sometimes struggle with my own vanity making me want to put only my best face forward. I have to realize that everyone has difficult days and when we show that we struggle we show that we are genuine. Everyone has difficulties and hardships, but it is how we act on those days, months, years, that shows who we are at our core. Some of us still find ways to laugh and smile through the heartache, some of us only find ourselves able to cry. Either way lets not mistake it as a show.

I am going to work harder on being a truly genuine person. I don’t know what that will mean in my life, but I am trusting God to lead the way!

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