Although it was not at a coffee shop but in my home, the subject of politics came up with one of my brothers while he and other family members were celebratng my mother's birthday. He began spouting off about certain women and their physical attributes.
I am an advocate for not placing value on how a person looks but for what is in their heart, their authentic being, so I replied that a television camera can put 20 pounds on a person instantly no matter who it is, after I told him what he said wasn't nice!
I am not an advocate for Botox. I see men and women age beautifully and gracefully, while others who used that medication become ghouls and maimed. Yet, do I still look inside for the person they truly are? Well, i'd like to think so.
I'll use Joan Rivers as an example. I've always enjoyed watching and listening to her.
Looking for solace in the sudden death of my mother-in-law three decades ago, I read as much as I could on the subject of death and how others coped with their loss. I came across Joan Rivers' account she wrote about when her beloved husband committed suicide. I searched for the book's title but cannot pinpoint which one it is now. I marveled at how Ms. Rivers processed her emotions and will always see her strength during that time.
So the question I pose to you this Sunday morning is: how deep does your authenticity, realism, or truth run?
“We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.” ~Barbara De Angelis