People Will Always Show You Who They Are

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People will always show you who they are.

They will show you in the things that they do, not in the things that they say.

They will show you in the choices they make, today, tomorrow and the next.

People will show you who they are. You just have to pay attention to what’s actually happening in front of your eyes, instead of what your mind wants to believe or ignore.

People will show you their kind heart when they ask you how you are and you know they genuinely want to know because they look into your eyes and they wait for it. They will show you in the little things they remember like your favourite flavour of ice cream and how you always like to watch a movie on the sofa snuggled up with a cosy blanket. They will show you in the way their arm instinctively shoots out in front of you when you’re about to cross a busy road without looking; or you pass a bunch of rowdy drunk people shouting outside a bar.

People will show you you can trust them when they say they’ll do something and they follow through. When they make a promise or a commitment and they show up like they said they would. They call or text when they say they will and they turn up on time. They remember how you’ve been hurt and let down before and they make it their mission not to ever let you go through heartache like that again.

People will show you their true intentions between the lines they speak. In the subtleties of their tone and movements. In the things they do and don’t do. They will show you when they say one thing to your face and weave a new story when you’re not around. They will show you in the way they make you feel when you’re with them. If your body relaxes and feels safe, that’s good. If your intuition tells you something’s off, tread carefully.

People will show you the page they’re on. In fact, they’ll open the book and leave it under your nose as a constant reference for you. They’ll circle the number and highlight key lines and the message will definitely be sent. Whether you choose to accept it is another story. Whether you choose to believe what you hear or what you see is on you.

People will always show you who they are.

And when they do, believe them.

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