Friday, April 17, 2015

Absolutely Authentic from A to Z! Openness

Openness is not something that comes easy to me.  Being authentically open is even worse.  Why?  Because I do NOT trust people.  I just don't.  I usually let people get to a certain point and then I just shut down.  I have been hurt too many times, and it is almost something I do without even thinking about it.  So, I think about people that I know that are authentically open...

*They are able to be who they are around anyone
*They are honest without being hurtful
*They accept criticism without getting offended


These are things that I strive for.  I'm not there yet, but in this authentic journey I will try a little more each day. 


What about you?  Are you an open person? 





2 comments:

Moore to ponder said...

I have been visiting blogs in the A-z Challenge, and just noticed yours on the list.

I am so glad I did. I identified with every word. I am sure many different people define "being open" differently.

I am a friendly person. I enjoy making friends. I am more careful about the amount I share and the way that I do it now than when I was younger, though.

I am so happy for you that you are still striving. I am, too. We can do this! :)

Blessings,
Theresa

Tawnya Rivers said...

Thank you! Yes we can!!! :)