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I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself. ~Amy Hempel


Saturday, December 21, 2013

I want to know everything about you, so I tell you everything about myself. ~Amy Hempel

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LOSER05 1/1/2014 10:01AM

    so true.

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FLORIDASUN 12/27/2013 10:21PM

    Well...you know me my sweetie pie...I'm an open book. I figure I have nothing to hide and if people don't know the true and real me and accept me in spite of my very MINIMAL flaws...okay I'm laughing here...then what's the point. I know you well...and love you just as much. I'm sorry that you have been hurt before and understand that you are very cautious now. It is your life and you have to live it in the best way you see fit.

The sad thing is that we really can't build any honest relationships if we hide ourselves...and I also realize that every time we open our heart we take a huge risk that we might get hurt. But aren't we also hurt by being so closed off?

I guess the REAL trick is to be able to gauge who and when to trust someone that you want to let them know you inside and out. I'm very blessed that I have that certain radar. I can pretty much sum up what someone is all about in the first meeting with them...some people I know right away that are hiding behind masks...those people hold no interest to me...if I want to interact with a stranger...i can always just go to the movies...the people I want in my life are the ones that are REAL...flawed and imperfect...but REAL.

Love you dear virtual son of mine...but you surely KNOW that by now.

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LAURANCE 12/23/2013 8:12PM

  I don't know who Amy Hempel is, but I am pretty dubious on the idea of telling people too much about ourselves.

I was in AA years ago, and now I'm pretty anti-AA. I learned to self-disclose, to tell people things about myself that I had no business telling. They told me, "Our secrets keep us sick," but I no longer believe that. I think our secrets are what keep us sane and human and well.

Other people don't need to know every doggoned thing about us. We need a certain amount of privacy. It's important that we have some secrets. Not everything is everybody else's business.

I had to learn to STOP self-disclosing and keep quite a number of things to myself and not imagine I had to tell tell tell.

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SPARKLINGME176 12/22/2013 2:49PM

    You are SO wonderful! May your holidays be FANTASTIC!!!! Your support means the world to me! Please read my blog....Christmas Poem to all of Spark People dated 12-19-2013 My gift to everyone in SP !

Love & Sparkles,
Starr~Light

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NILLAPEPSI 12/22/2013 7:59AM

    emoticon quote!

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TENNISJIM 12/22/2013 6:26AM

    That is awesome, Kelly. Thanks for sharing and inspiring us. Happy Holidays.

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CATHYGETSFIT 12/22/2013 2:16AM

    I'm kind of on board with GENRE099. You have shared some things with me and others but you do not let me or many others hear / see some other things. I understand why you are so guarded but I have known you almost since the beginning of my weight loss journey and yours as well. emoticon I hope that someday you'll let me see some of the things you keep hidden. emoticon emoticon

Thanks for posting such thought provoking blogs!

Merry Christmas my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/21/2013 11:19PM

    You've really got me thinking with this one.

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 12/21/2013 9:20PM

    ((raises eyebrow))

notice the things you see in the reflection in the mirror, other than yourself..... heavy isn't it?

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BIGPAWSUP 12/21/2013 8:44PM

    Woo Hoo!

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LMB-ESQ 12/21/2013 8:05PM

    What are you telling us today, Kelly?

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GENRE009 12/21/2013 6:37PM

    I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING YOU SINCE I GOT INTO SPARK IN September, AND NEVER THOUGHT THAT YOU WOULD EVER GET PERSONAL ENOUGH TO COME FROM BEHIND YOUR MASK TO BE MY FRIEND! THANK YOU, FOR SO MANY INSITEFUL THOUGHTS, KELLY!
This is pretty amazing, you can be detached ABOUT REAL EMOTIONS in this blog,YET BE SO POWERFUL IN IT'S MESSAGE, AS IF YOU DO TELL US ABOUT YOU! emoticon
If AND WHEN I DO GET MORE PERSONEL, I AM GOING TO USE THIS AS MY INTRO, Thanks.
emoticon MERRY CHRISTMAS! emoticon
LOL eva

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