AUTHENTICITY 

I believe that children are the most authentic beings. Their truthfulness, innocence
They remind me of a fingerprint. I don't think there is any human being with the same finger print. I hear even twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc. do not have the same fingerprint 
"Don't trade your authenticity for approval."
Authenticity calls for DEPTH 
It's magnetic...it draws others to you
It requires vulnerability transparency & integrity 

When I first heard the word authenticity I thought - would I have or want me as a friend....companion, who gets me, who sees me 
And that's why I look to children when I need to remind myself of the importance of being authentic. 

Authenticity asks do you see me? Do you hear me? Do you get me? Are you okay with who I truly am?
The depth of which others truly know you plus all your idiosyncrasies 
Do you have a friend that question ever... We don't have the time to see the real them, and they can't see the real you hurting or in pain
Or 
I’m I vulnerable enough to admit I need you or your help....where is your courage 
Children are born brave and courageous even as they slide out of the womb
They embrace the world trusting that their needs will be met until we remind them they won't

Story telling with the heart is a chance to dive in and dig deeper...it's time to ask the hard, uncomfortable questions. The ones that might make you question yourself and every decision you've ever made in the beginning but will help you love and trust yourself more in the end 

Take the time to watch a child and get inspired to grow your authenticity

Children seek out connections... a parent told me the other day that she gets embarrassed when she goes out shopping with her son as she walks around the supermarket her son seated in the trolley... Everyone he meets along the aisle he introduces himself and asks if they are his friends and I thought how genuine and he wants to connect to others wanting to share what he has learned in the 3 years of his earthly existence "authentic right" I assured the mom he is the most adorable children I think as we there are parts of us we were taught not to show " how to need others"....so what do we do we go through life creating new selves because we want approval from others that tell us we have to be false so that we can be accepted or fit in... If we don't, we will not be part of the in- crowd.
Authenticity asks do you see me? Do you hear me? Do you get me? Are you okay with who I truly am?
The depth of which others truly know you plus all your idiosyncrasies 
Do you have a friend that question ever... We don't have the time to see the real them, and they can't see the real you hurting or in pain
Or 
I'm I vulnerable enough to admit I need you or your help....where is your courage 
Children are born brave and courageous even as they slide out of the womb
They embrace the world trusting that their needs will be met until we remind them they won't

A child can out-rightly and without any fear tell you she likes or dislikes you...and it's not a big deal no one is perfect...

I guess with our technology-age with Facebook, WhatsApp and 9 second Snapchat moments we have no time to talk or it's always hurricane hug...  nice to see you, and off we go.