I write about 'real life'. Makes you wonder, "Well, isn't all life real?" Of course it is, but, on reflection, I think when I say and write about Real Life, I am referring to what is relevant to me. Since it's my blog, I guess I can do that.
The news is always in my peripheral. I want to be aware and know what is going on out there but I don't want it to consume me. I don't swear by any network but tend to graze rather quickly through them to get the 'facts'. But when it comes to the the Tiger, I have watched and listened with fascination. My husband likes to golf so we have lots of Tiger books around the house...so he can learn to be a better golfer...not a better man. No connection there. "Obviously, that is all he can learn from this dude", said dripping with sarcasm. I am personally sick of him. He had it all...the world by the tail. Good upbringing, good family, health, looks, talent, children, fame and fortune. He could have used it for good. He did not.
I admit that I have to "work" on judgement a lot because I don't want to judge...and yet I do. I am not The One with that charge. I love the quote, "Where there is no judgement, there is nothing to forgive." I am a warm and fuzzy person. So is that quote...so I love it. And, at the same time, I know I am doing it. Rather than judgement, I would prefer to come across as uplifting all the guys with the gifts that Tiger has who are 'doing the right thing'. The ones who are authentic, not one person in front of the camera, and a totally different person away from them.
I admire a strong man who stands tall in the light of day and the dark of night and stays true to who he is and who he says he is. I love honesty and integrity in a man. Caring and loving, strength and tenderness, is sexy...when, and only when, it is real, when it is authentic. I think I'll stop here lest I beginning rambling and preaching....as if I haven't already.
Today is Saturday. Be authentic. If you lead different lives because you don't know authentically who you are, then it's time to find out. If you know, but like to hide it in the shadows, then hey, open the windows and let everyone see the real you. Be proud of that which is you. All of this "you" terminology certainly pertains to me, myself, and I first and foremost as I seek to live my life as an authentic, real life person.