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What Women Want

 

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We all want that “perfect” relationship. It’s true that no one is perfect but one thing we should never settle for is someone who does not treat us well. The most important thing to look for in a relationship is character because without good character everything else will fade in the long run.

Every girl wants her prince charming. Here’s what we want men:

“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep… wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you’re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you…. The one who turns to his friends and says, ‘that’s her.’”

 

 

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Success Depends on You….

Do It Anyway

by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered.  Forgive them anyway.

Asking For Forgiveness

 If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.  Be kind anyway.

English: Four hands holding.

 If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies.  Succeed anyway.

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 If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.  Be honest and sincere anyway.

Friendship, Göteborg, Sweden

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What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight.  Create anyway.

Artists for Humanity. Artist in painting studio

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If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous.  Be happy anyway.

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The good you do today, will often be forgotten.  Do good anyway.

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Give the best you have, and it will never be enough.  Give your best anyway.

English: Mother and child.

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In the final analysis, it is between you and God.  It was never between you and them anyway.

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Note: It is thought that this poem is based on a poem by the same name by Dr. Kent Keith.

The first time I saw Mother Teresa‘s poem “Do It Anyway”  I was visiting an office at my school. I can’t remember why I was there, who I was visiting, or what I was there for. The one thing I do remember is the poem on the wall. It was in a frame parallel to the desk.

I remember thinking that this is such a beautiful and aspiring message. I wish more people would read it and take it to heart.

I see so many times people being influenced negatively by other people. They quickly lose interest in things that will be beneficial to them because they dislike the people involved. Of course, things are nicer when you are popular and everyone loves you but that’s not why you should do anything in life.

You should do things because you are passionate about them and because they are the right things to do. Remember it doesn’t matter what anyone says. In the end they will come around. But first, you have to believe in yourself and the power you have to be the “change you wish to make in the world”.

I believe that no matter what your faith, this poem is an awesome mantra for living well and succeeding.

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Argument in Favor of Dating an Intelligent Women…..

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I think I’m in love. My friend posted this on facebook today and I think it’s genius. First off, how many poems or any anything are out there promoting intelligent and well-read women? Hardly none that I can think of. Secondly, I love the way the poem is crafted and the beautiful language it uses. I felt inspired after reading it. So inspired in fact that I tried to look up more about it on google and found that it was inspired by another poem on another blog which makes the same point in a different way and is from a man’s point of view. That poem is here: “You Should Date An Illiterate Girl”

So, you see, writers can get inspired by other writers to create something great. Perfect your craft by seeing what others are doing and building on that. You can do it. But before you do….read this:

A Girl You Should Date

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.

Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.

She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

– Rosemarie Urquico –

from the blog: http://nonamerah.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/869/

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For all the amazing single people out there….

English: Apple. Polski: Jabłko.

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Here is another chain e-mail I got called “Apples and Wine”.

This is such an inspiring metaphor. So often, I read singles columns that say that the reason so and so is single is because they need to change themselves. While I agree that self-improvement is a great thing to do when you are single (and even when you are not), I don’t think that the reason most people are single is because there is something necessarily wrong. I just think they haven’t met the right one.

I’ve read that some famous supermodels and actresses, who the media obsesses about, rarely get asked out. The problem is for sure not with their looks and they probably aren’t socially inept either.

Of course we shouldn’t wait forever and we should know that no one is perfect but we should never settle for anyone that doesn’t treat us right or isn’t morally good and sometimes, that type of person is hard to find and thus, it can be “lonely at the top”.

This poem says it perfectly….
Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are
at the top of the tree.

Most men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of  falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but they are easy to get.

The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they’re amazing. They just have to wait for the right person to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now Men….men are like a fine wine. They begin as
grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they
turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.

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