Real – Def: things as they really are, not as they exist in the imagination, in a story, on the internet, etc.
I like smiles that are real. I like folks who wear their emotions on their sleeves. I like folks who understand the ups and downs of life because they’ve lived them. These kinds of folks are real. Life has smoothed their rough edges. They have nothing to hide, they are who they are, nothing more, nothing less. It’s not easy to be real in a world that seems to reward a facsimile of what is real. Becoming real is a life process. It can’t be bought, or taught. It happens the day one can look in the mirror and love what they see. They love the scars, joys, loves and lost loves. They know the journey they’ve traveled taught them more than any university could teach. Here’s hoping your journey has made you real.