Day Ten: She Was Not A Good Looking Woman

Loving Yourself QuotesA couple of days ago I was in the grocery store.  And!  Yes!  I was couponing BIG FASHION!  When I saw this guy from when I was young.  I first met him through my step-brother.  During that time they belonged to a local dance group.  Well anywhohow, the man looked at me as if he was trying to place my face as his wife caught my mutual gaze.  Rudely, I kept staring with amazement!

I know I should have cared and turned my focus elsewhere.  But the ugliness of his wife would not let me stop gawking!  I truly could not help myself!  Thoughts of days gone by were flooding my mind as my eyes thought someone was playing a trick on me.

I was in shock!  Absolute shock!  And then my mind finally settled and whispered, “He ended up with that!”

Moral of this story:

I had such a crush on that guy but he didn’t like me [sad face]!  And as a young woman back then rejection made me feel extremely ugly.  So, to my dismay, I took the rejections of young men to heart.  Sadly and eventually, I told myself I was ugly and my wounded spirit believed me.  Regrettably, as a young woman I lived a life of not expecting good things; because, again, I thought I was ugly and unworthy of love.

When I saw the now older guy’s wife, and once the shock of what he married quickly wore off, I was reminded of an old cliché “beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder!”

Therefore, my message to young men and women is this :  Never take to heart another person’s rejection when seeking romance, love, friendship and lasting relationships.  There is someone for everyone.  There are friends to be made and friendships to end.  There is love and forever loved.  Be patient!  Live your life!  Enjoy your life!  You only come this way once!  It would be a waste of your life to walk with your spiritual head flopping all over the place because someone rejected you.  Rejection is a part of life and it is a very healthy part of growing.

Quote for Today: Loving the Flawed You

Photo credit:  BibleDude.Net
Photo credit: BibleDude.Net

Let someone love you just the way you are as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room. ~Ash Sweeney

Saturdays Funnies: Better Than Saying “I Love You”

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Photo taken from: http://www.elephantjournal.com/

Marty wakes up at home with a huge hangover.  He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table.  He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed.  Marty looks around the room and sees that it is in a perfect order, spotless, clean.  So was the rest of the house.  He takes the aspirins and notices a note on the table “Honey breakfast is on the stove.  I left early to go shopping.  Love you.”

So he goes to the kitchen and sure enough there is a hot breakfast and the morning newspaper.  His son is also at the table, eating.

Marty asks, “Son, what happened last night?”

His son says, “Well, you came home after 3 a.m., drunk and delirious.  Broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and gave yourself a black eye when you stumbled into the door.”

Confused Marty asks, “So, why is everything in order and so clean, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?”

His son replies, “Oh That!  Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you said,” Lady, leave me alone.  I’m married!  ~Author Unknown

 

Quote for Today: You Can Say Sorry

Photo Credit:  Alamy
Photo Credit: Alamy

You can say sorry a million times, Say “I love you” as much as you want, say whatever you want, whenever you want.  But if you’re not going to prove that the things you say are true, then don’t say anything at all.  Because if you can’t show it, your words…don’t mean a thing.

Quote for Today: When Manipulation Stops

Photo Credit:  Everett Collection
Photo Credit: Everett Collection

 

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you.  When you dare to reveal yourself fully.  When you dare to be vulnerable.
~Dr. Joyce Brothers

Love Is Not Perfect

Artist:  Unknown
Artist: Unknown

Love isn’t perfect.  It isn’t a fairytale or a storybook and it doesn’t always come easy.  Love is overcoming obstacles, facing challenges, fighting to be together, holding on and never letting go.  It is a short word, easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to live without.  Love is work, but most of all, love is realizing that every hour, every minute, every second of it was worth it because you did it together.  [Author unknown]