…a good friend of mine Dr. Phill’d my life in the form of a text message and it went a little something like this:
"Unfortunately for you, most men suck. In your case, the pool of qualified men is small, because you’re a successful woman, that’s probably - more often than not - more successful than the guys you date (just a hunch). This leaves you with 3 options. 1. The guy who makes less money than you, but doesn’t feel threatened by your success and independence (good luck finding this guy) 2. The guy that digs you, but despises you deep down inside, because he doesn’t feel like he measures up to you, because he doesn’t feel like you really need him (this is most guys. Some hide it well) 3. The guy that is more successful than you. In guy language this means, the guy that makes significantly more money than you. Personally, I think this is your best starting point. You can be yourself with this guy."
I should mention that this friend is a happily married man with three lovely, well-behaved, balanced children. Doesn’t mean he has all the answers but, if this were a test, I’d cheat off his paper.
And we all lived happily ever after…I hope.
I believe. I allow. I receive. Love.
I believe. I allow. I receive. Healing.
I believe. I allow. I receive. Peace.
I believe. I allow. I receive. Success.
I believe. I allow. I receive. Growth.
I believe. I allow. I receive. Light.
do yourself a favor…electric lady.
The deepest sense of gratitude and contentment came to me after I had hit the wall. Literally when nothing made sense, I came to mine, which let’s me know pain is very misunderstood. On the other side of it is a thrill that’s larger than pleasure, a reward irreplaceable; wisdom. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t call on pain. But when it visits, I listen, knowing full well that it’s a message centered on my well-being.
Today’s Wednesday Workout is exercising our right to be kind. I challenge you to smile and acknowledge everyone you encounter. Gas stations clerks, the driver in the lane next to you, your co-workers, the person on the treadmill next you you, everyone.
It baffles me that, in the midst of this government shutdown, thousands- if not millions- of families are at risk of not having their basic needs met. Many are forced to work without pay while mortgage, other bills & food expenses are not on hiatus yet there’s no sense of urgency on behalf of the government to find or create a solution.
I strongly believe a large part of this is has nothing to do with legislation but lack of human decency. We wander around with our faces buried in our phones, not acknowledging one another and totally disengaged from the realities of people with whom we don’t have a direct connection. That’s a problem. We are called to be compassionate but how can we answer that call if we’re completely oblivious to people’s situations because we CHOOSE to ignore them when they walk by?
Perhaps a smile seems inconsequential in the scope of things but it’s something we can all do today to lift our spirits in spite of everything, even if just for a moment. It’s a simple gesture that doesn’t cost a penny but, to someone, could be worth the world.
So today, flex your kindness muscles and see how many times you can smile!
Here’s an idea…
I came in like a wrecking ball; I’ve never hit so hard in love. All I wanted was to break your walls. All you ever did was break me.