There was the day my friend Faith saw me caught up in a swirl of expectations — my expectations for myself, as well as all the imaginary and real expectations that other people had for me. I allowed the unspoken should’s and ought’s to overwhelm me and distort me into some sort of misshapen is-everybody-happy? woman.
I was tense, worn out, hollow … fake.
My friend taught me a valuable lesson that day: Friends don’t let friends be inauthentic.
Faith’s whispered question — What is going on with you? — helped me step out of the tension of who I thought I had to be. I relaxed … and remembered who I was.
In Your Words: Where’s the dial set on your life today: TENSION or RELAXATION? Are you being who you think you should be … or being who you are?
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