Mondays With Marta G – The Real

This right here is real me.

No makeup.

No tricks.

Just me.

These are the eyes that stare back at me in the mirror every morning as I check in with myself.

“How are we today, love? What do we need to win the day?”



And I face these and more questions as the day rolls on.

“Are we being kind to ourselves today? Do we extend that kindness to others in grace?”

And by 3:15pm we ponder whether the smile on our face remains in sincerity.

This right here is the real me.

Can you see the questions behind our eyes?

No artifice.

No interference.

Just peace.

This is the face that goes before us and filters both good and bad every day we walk this Earth.

Water flows across the porous landscape of our face washing clean the affective actions of

you people.



And I look to each new day of rising possibilities

and we smile with our whole self.

This right here is real me.



Just Us.

Greeting the world in the best way we know how.

Marta C. Youngblood is a writer, education and social entrepreneur based in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For more information on her current projects visit

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