Saturday, July 6, 2013

I Love Authentic People

I love people that include everyone. I think feeling left out is one of the most heart breaking feelings in the world. This one really hurts me to the core. Whether it's in a family, a neighborhood, a group of friends, a team of co-workers, a group of parents...

I love people that have a strong understanding of the why behind their values...can back up their actions and voice with strong foundation for their beliefs, not just a loud opinion.

I love people that go out of their way to help others. Even if their plate is already full.

I love people that aren't afraid to let others know their flaws. Perfect people are not real, and it has to be exhausting to put up such a front.

I love people that tackle life with a confident attitude and roll with the punches. Or seek their support network when they can't...because everyone has down times. That's real. That's authentic. And that's ok.

I love people that put themselves out there without fear of judgement.

I love people that wave every time they drive by.

I love people that take the time to respond (to a text, an email, an RSVP).

I love people that are not homebodies. Sometimes I think what's wrong with this world is that we got away from the "It takes a village" philosophy. Peeps that prioritize their own little family all the time isolate themselves.

I love people that go the extra mile. When they make a commitment. When they see someone in need. When they don't think they have in them to give anymore. They rise to the occasion.

I love people that are real. People that leave the house without perfect hair or make-up or clothes. Or aren't always perfectly coordinated in everything they do. Don't get me wrong...I love a good theme. But no one is on top of it all the time.

I love people that never see themselves as better than others. Because once you put yourself up on that pedestal, you go down multiple leagues in my book.

I love people that live out what they take in at church/bible study etc. Seriously, nothing annoys me more than to see someone at bible study that snubs their nose at me later. Not cool on so many levels. Being a Christian is not playing a part-time role.

I love people that include your family as their own. Even if it's just eating chicken nuggets for dinner or PB&J'S for lunch. Just chillin'. Not a fancy premeditated themed event.

I love people that that don't over do extracurricular activities. Everyone needs some down time. Why do we frazzle ourselves and our kids by over-doing it?

I love people that are down to earth enough to say an occasional curse word.

I love real people.

Don't get me started on the posers.



Brenda L. Greenwald said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your real spirit, your authenticity, your unadulterated way of capturing the world around you. We need more YOUs in this world, Chance!!

SaraColorado said...

Very well said.

Anne Bickle said...

I love this. I admit, I'm not good at everything you listed here... the responding to a text one got me... I'm a pretty shitty texter. But I am with you on all these, even the responding to a text one. I firmly believe that we would have less problems in the world if everyone just stopped the pretensions and decided to be real and be okay with other people being real. xoxoxo mad love!