Thursday, August 6, 2015

Why You Shouldn't Care if 'He's Just Not that into You'



If I read one more article explaining to women why "He's just not that into you," I seriously think I'm going to go crazy! Since the movie (which was actually pretty good), it seems like that phrase has become some sort of "indirect diss" to let women know, (in a voice of pity) "sorry you just weren't the one he wanted."

When I read these articles explaining to girls why oh-so unfortunately a man is just not that into her, it takes me back to school yard games. Those ones where two captains pick who's going to get to be on their team, and everyone waits anxiously hoping to be chosen and to not be picked last. Love is not a game and being a man's woman, is not about you being the best-of-the-best amongst his "selection."

 Each of us women have a value, a uniqueness, and strength that is incomparable. If a man can't see that, if he's just not that into you, then maybe that's a sign that he's not the one for you. My entire life (props to my mother), I've believed with everything in me that the man you're with doesn't need convincing of who you are, he doesn't need you to parade how fabulous you are, nor for you to convince him that you are the woman he should be with. You will be an investment and his interest, affection, and love will come genuinely from him, without "push" from you. Who doesn't want that?

What you don't want is the man who is lukewarm. If you have to do any form of convincing as to why you are the right choice, it's a telltale sign. You see how great he is, and assuming you are a person of integrity and demonstrate self-respect, he has a brain to think, ears to hear, and eyes to see, he should be able to comprehend the same thing about you, and on his own.

Consider this, how often do you hear the phrase: "she's just not that into you?" If a guy likes a girl and is giving her the time of day but he starts to notice she doesn't call, check on him, spend time with him, pay attention to him, he moves on! Why? because he knows that he deserves better..or he'll chalk it up as her loss, and consider the fact that there are other options. His life doesn't stop over one woman's lack of interest. In this way, I think it's time that we ladies take a page from the guys' book.

There are many wonderful men out there and all you need is one. So if you're currently in a place where you're realizing the guy you're into isn't into you, go on with your life! Don't you dare let your feelings or self-confidence be affected. Build yourself, accomplish goals, have a freakin' good time, Eat, Pray, Love, etc. etc. and LIVE YOUR LIFE! Then, watch how in the midst of living, the right guy will come along and he won't only be into you, you'll be his choice....oh and PS. He'll love you ;)

It's a truth I can't help but to believe. What are your thoughts?

LT
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Mr. President: 5 POTUS Quotes that will Inspire You




It has been an enduring ride and 7 years of history in the making for President Barack Obama. From rebuilding an economy, catching Osama bin Laden, ending wars and still strategizing to avoid ground combat, health reform, marriage equality and so much more- He’s managed to impart a lot of change. As "Leader of the Free World," his understanding seems to be that he can’t make everyone happy but he can do his best to increase the value of living for U.S. citizens. Whether or not you're a POTUS fan, it's undeniable he has a way of inspiring and influencing hope…to think- his presidency started with a simple phrase: “Yes we can.”

In celebration of President Obama's 54th birthday, here are 5 POTUS quotes that will go beyond your political beliefs and inspire you:

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."

"The future rewards those who press on. I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I don't have time to complain. I'm going to press on."

“If you work hard and meet your responsibilities; you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.”

"If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress."

"What the American people hope -– what they deserve -– is for all of us, Democrats and Republicans, to work through our differences; to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. For while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds, different stories, different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. The aspirations they hold are shared: a job that pays the bills; a chance to get ahead; most of all, the ability to give their children a better life."

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

LT
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