I have always loved this Children’s story! As you know, if you have been reading my blog for awhile, there are a lot of Children’s stories I like. There are just so many truths in them.
This story has been running through my mind all day. It has been on my mind because of recent comments made about a recent post of mine. They were positive comments, all about how wonderful it was to feel the REAL emotion that poured from my heart, into the post.
This is not the first time that I have been told to write from the heart, to let my emotions “bleed” through. Not the first time, but yet easy to forget because being REAL has some risks to it. You are speaking from your heart, from your inner soul and what if people don’t like it? It is one thing for people not to like a post that you made up, but when you write a more personal post….well it is more personal. You are wearing your heart on the outside and it feels more fragile.
Writing has always been an emotional outlet for me. I have stacks of journals that tell the story. Writing from the heart on my blog, when overcome with emotion, is something new. It is more daring.
This is where the Velveteen Rabbit comes in. It is all in the last 3 lines. It reminds me of what a friend and fellow blogger told me. They said how, yes the more real you get on your blog, the more you post true feelings, there is a risk of getting critical feedback. You always will have those who may disagree and be vocal about it, BUT….and I quote..”But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand!”