Five Minute Friday… Real
When last did you write for fun?
Not to impress anyone, not for blog hits or comments or Pinterest pins?
When last did you just write?
On Fridays over here a group of people who love to go all out buck wild for the fun of the written word gather to share what five minutes buys them. Just five minutes. Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Real… it is a word that is tough to live up to. Many times we want to hide. Other times we just want to let it all out and be too real. Where is the balance? It is tough to say.
I love that I can be real with the people closest to me. When I have having a rough day and feel like I am in the jaws of a shark, I can call them and let it all out. They don’t take it upon themselves, they just listen and encourage. When I’m having a great day, I get to be real and share the joys of the day. They love me no matter what and are always there to encourage and support me.
It isn’t easy to be real with everyone. There is a level of discernment that we have to use and follow. That discernment will tell us how much we can and or should share with an individual. We can be real and not share all of the details.
When we are real, others know it and see a genuine side to us. I appreciate when others are honest enough to say, I have had a rough day. That may be all they need to say and we just follow it up with a hug. Other times, a person may need an ear to listen to them. That’s all…
I want to be real to my friends and to those I come in contact with. I also want to be real with my Heavenly Father. He carries my burdens and my struggles. The best part is He wants to. What a joy to know that my Heavenly Father loves me so much He will carry me through. All I have to do is be real.
Linking up with The Gypsy Mama