**Kind of in a random, unstructured mood tonight so I'm going to just type that way, m'kay? Thanks for understanding. :-)**
When it's real...
It really doesn't have to be spoken because it's felt.
It lifts you up instead of tearing you down.
It makes you feel light on your feet and not like you're carrying the weight of the world.
It nurtures your growth instead of demanding your change.
It flows like a river instead of a rain-starved creek.
It feels warm like the sun and is never frigid like the poles.
It is patiently accepting and not harshly judgmental.
It travels the distance instead of leaving the path at every obstacle.
It fights to exist by any means necessary instead of extinguishing itself with fear & doubt.
It comes through the fire refined and brilliant instead of disintegrating in the heat.
It applauds your success instead of celebrating your failure.
It encourages your healing instead of attending your pity party.
It is rooted in truth instead of deception.
It speaks words that you need to hear instead of words you want to hear.
As I go on, I could probably think of a million of these. My aim is to invoke thought and introspection. I hate settling and I don't want anyone else to settle, either. Think it over and if change is necessary, make it. Peace & Love.