I want to live authentically

Would the people closest to you agree that you act the same way in public as you do at home? Do you act the same way at church as you do at the grocery store as you do when watching TV or trying to get your kids to do their chores?

That is my biggest desire. That my children, if asked, would honestly say I’m the same person at home as I am at church as I am at the store as I am with friends. While I have a “professional” voice for my job and a “friend” voice when I’m unwinding at the end of a long day, I want the words that flow out to be the same as the ones I would feel comfortable sharing with my pastor, my husband, the clerk at the store, or my children.


I think there is always room for improvement (ever heard of hormones or a really bad day or … menopause?), but if the majority of the time you are the same person no matter who you’re talking to, that’s authentic living and that’s my goal.


What about you?


© Cheri Swalwell 2020

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