I’ve never been big on the moon. I’ve always been more of a sun person.

To me the moon is cold and dark. The sun, on the other hand is warm and lighting.

A New Day

But this morning, when I went out to McDonald’s for my daily biscuit, I was taken by the moon.

It was the slightest sliver of moon I’d ever seen.

But it wasn’t so much the sliver I was drawn by. It was the shadow.

I couldn’t stop staring at it.

I kept trying to see how much more of the moon I could see.

Are You Comfortable Showing Your Moon?

It occurred to me I feel the same way about people.

I don’t want just a sliver. I always want to know more.

I want to know who you are and what you think and how you feel.

You probably think I am this way because I am a reporter but I am a reporter because I am this way.

It’s not just a matter of curiosity.

When someone reveals themselves to you, it is a sign of trust. It means they are comfortable that you will not judge them.

There are certainly those sacred things that we only reveal to loved ones but…

I think revealing yourself is a reflection of confidence.

Confidence in yourself and confidence in the person or people to whom you are willing to bare all.

And, the more you are able to reveal yourself – in your relationships, in your work – the more you will shine.

An Exception

This reminds me of a story.

When I was 14, the Flyers (Philadelphia’s professional hockey team) won the Stanley Cup (champions!)and thousands of people flooded the streets to celebrate. My mom, being way cool, took us for a ride so we could join in the party. No sooner did we hit the streets than someone in the car next to us pressed his full moon against the window!!! We were shocked!

But not nearly as shocked as he was when we came to the next red light and our car stopped right next to his, revealing that the ‘mooner’ was a neighbor, who was also in my class at school.

My mother, delighted by the opportunity, simply rolled down the window and said ‘Hey Chris!! How ya’ doin??’

A Lesson

Revealing your ‘moon’ doesn’t mean making an ass of yourself. Unless, of course, you are one.

How much of your moon is showing?

What keeps you from revealing more?

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