The damage done to women to have to hold themselves against a standard of perfection

How do I put into words a concept that after weeks of pondering, and multiple attempts at writing, I can still only try to wrap my brain around? A concept that I feel, but struggle to put into proper and coherent thought. A concept in which I believe, yet it’s difficult to surmise the fact that I actually believe it.

I honestly don’t know. But I am going to try. For my own benefit, if for no other reason. This is at least my eighth attempt at putting this together, and I’m still unsure if I have properly articulated what I feel needs to be said today.

Strong words do need to be said, though. Please hear me through to the end. I cannot promise you will agree, but I can promise that you will be compelled to ponder some important things. Things that some of you may think impossible, Utopian, or unnatural. Things that may make some angry. But please. Read through to the end. I believe most of you will agree with what I have to say. Most of you will see the vision of this message. And that vision will spark conversation. That conversation will spark desire. And that desire will spark the beginning of change.

I have heard all these things about woman. If, that is, I am to believe the very words that are constantly being spoken by women themselves (which I don’t). These are their words. And I’ve heard them declared again. And again. And again. To me, to other men, to other women, and for all I know to their pets and their plants.

That is my sincere hope, anyway.

Because we have a problem because these are some of the things I have heard women say about other women

Women are ugly.

Women are fat.

Women are bad mothers. Women are bad wives. Women are bad daughters.

Women are lousy cooks. Women don’t keep their houses clean enough.

Women have too much cellulite in their thighs. Their abdomens are too flabby. Their under-arms are too Jell-oesque.

Women are terrible singers. They are terrible dancers. They are terrible public speakers.

Women are stupid. Women are scatter-brained.

Women are weak. They are powerless. They are defenseless.

Women don’t dress well enough. They don’t have clear enough complexions. They have too many freckles.

Women don’t have full enough lips. They don’t have skin that is soft enough.

Women are too dominant. Women are too passive.

Women are too mean. Women are too nice. Women are nothing but doormats.

Women aren’t good enough. Women will never be good enough.

Women are, simply put, worthless.

Yes, they are all these things. If, that is, I am to believe the very words that are constantly being spoken by women themselves (which I don’t). These are their words. And I’ve heard them declared again. And again. And again. To me, to other men, to other women, and for all I know to their pets and their plants.

Worthless. What a concept. To hold no value. To be less desirable than a can of dirt. Are you freaking kidding me? Every single statement on this list, including the worthless comment, was a declaration that at least one woman has made to me, for whatever reason. I bet there isn’t a statement above that we all haven’t heard at least once; most likely hundreds or thousands of times. Why would any of these horrible, degrading beliefs spill across the lips of any woman?

What hurts me the most is that most of these things have been said to me by more women than I would care to count.

Get real for a moment, ladies. How many of these statements have you yourself said or thought? Be honest. Go through the list, one by one, and admit to the number. I’m genuinely curious. I’m genuinely sick about it. How many of them have you said or thought just since you got out of bed this morning?

[sigh] I am upset, but I’m not really angry at you. Just frustrated. Just sad. I understand the reason you constantly let slip these damaging statements. I understand the reason why you actually believe these things. I understand the real reason you feel this way.

Because of that, my message today is not directed at you. It is written to the men of this world.

Guys… It is our fault. The blame lies with us.

And, frankly, I think a man is the one who needs to point a finger and begin a conversation that could actually fix this problem.

I pray to God that every person who reads this forwards it to every man that they know, and that even a sliver of those men take a moment to read what I am about to say, because it’s time that the men of this world make a change. It’s time we make a bold declaration against everything we’ve ever been taught. It’s time we go against the grain for the sake of our precious and incredible counterparts.

I ask you seriously, men. Do we not realize what we have done to the women of this world? Do we not recognize the atrocities we have committed?

We have destroyed the very beauty that women are.

We’ve replaced that beauty with a standard that is, and always will be, impossible for them to hit. We’ve decided what the perfect legs are. We’ve decided what the perfect body is. We’ve decided what the perfect breasts are to be shaped like. We’ve decided what the perfect face, skin, butt, and neck should be. And we’ve made no hesitations to boldly let it be known.

We declare it, and we do so with little care for the tender women standing beside us.

And, of course, with each declaration, women hate themselves more. With each declaration, women get further and further from beautiful. With each declaration, more and more of our women willingly place themselves beneath the scalpels of so-called “doctors” who cut apart and reshape their already gorgeous bodies into something different.

Why?

Because. They can’t be all of it. Not naturally. No woman can be all of it. No woman can possibly have the perfect everything and be the perfect everything. It is impossible, of that I have never been more certain.

Now, you may be naively sitting there thinking, I don’t declare that. I tell women they are amazing. That they are beautiful. That there is nothing wrong with them.

Do you not understand? It doesn’t take opening your mouth to propound these things. It doesn’t take flapping your lips to make a statement. It doesn’t take verbal anything to spread this vicious ideology.

All it takes is you and me, stopping and looking.

I’ve come to realize something profound that I don’t know if I’ve ever heard anybody actually say.

It is not the impossibly air brushed females on magazine covers who are causing women to hold themselves against a standard of perfection. No, it’s not that at all. Holy crap. Why am I just realizing this? Why doesn’t anybody seem to realize this?

It is the men that stop and look at those magazines.

And that simple, repeated act is how we constantly, and never-endingly declare to women that they are not good enough, and will never be good enough.

We stop, and we look.

And women notice.

Women notice every time another woman walks by with “perfect” legs, and the men around her are unable to break themselves of the trance until she is gone.

Women notice every time we size up the girl whose “perfect” boobs are bursting out of her shirt.

Women notice every time we crane our necks as we pass by a Victoria’s Secret store.

Women notice every time we sneak a glance at those magazines in the checkout line.

Women notice every time any woman gets attention for having the “perfect” anything.

Yes, women notice that men are sucked in and captivated by the same fictional things. Over, and over, and over.

And they remember it. They store it. They program their minds to say, “what he is looking at is obviously what men want, and I must have that or men won’t want me“.

Come on guys, let’s give our “real” women a fighting chance.

Please. Let’s stop ogling the very things that are causing this tragic mind game that surrounds us with our jaws dangling so carelessly. Let’s stop salivating every time Pavlov rings his freaking bell.

And, guess what. It is not just women’s bodies or looks that we are destroying. Women hear every time we sarcastically joke about wanting a cleaner house, more consistent meals, or more attention.

They notice when we laugh or make snide comments about their gender being anything less than kind or sweet. They hear our many jokes attacking their intelligence. They feel our belief that they are the weaker sex.

And they remember it. They store it. They program their own minds to say, “that is perfect, and I must be that or people won’t want me“.

Yes, men. It is our own damned fault. Why has it taken me 30 years to realize this? Why is it that nobody seems to realize this?

We honestly don’t. We put the weight of this on the women. Everybody puts the weight of this on the women. Even the voice of change has been putting its attention on the symptom instead of the cause. Women, love yourselves, it glaringly repeats. Learn to love who you are. Realize that you aren’t perfect and never will be. Realize that the women on magazine covers are fake.

That has even been my message of late. But now, I question whether that is an impossible thing to ask.

I don’t know how it is possible so long as we, as men, stop and look. So long as I stop and look. In fact, I’m certain that it is not. A woman can tell herself that those images are fake until the sun goes down, but at the end of the day, her self-talk will barely matter. Not when men think that they’re real. Not when she knows that men want what is shamelessly being touted from those photos. Not when she knows that men think of those photos as real.

Good crap. Let’s give our “real” women a fighting chance, guys.

We must stop stopping. We must stop looking. We must stop fooling ourselves that such fantasies exist. We must stop wanting our women to live up to impossible ideals. We must stop seeking out images of scantily clad and naked women. We must stop filling our mind with all this fiction. We must stop.

Let’s instead stop and look at something else. Let’s stop and look at the irrefutable beauty in the “real” women around us, just as men have for millennia. You see, it is only a recent phenomenon that “real” women no longer have the ability to be truly ”beautiful” for the men of this world. It is only in recent history that women who have done everything they can to make themselves as attractive as they can, still feel ugly. Still feel imperfect. Still feel worthless.

Can we not discover the very pulchritude that each womanly imperfection carries?

Can we not appreciate the wrinkles that have each majestically formed over the years from so much laughing and smiling?

Can we not find the sexiness in a woman’s breasts that have selflessly given nourishment to their young?

Can we not enjoy the comfort that only comes from hugging a “real” woman with “real” curves and “real” softness?

Are we so vain that we aren’t overwhelmed with desire for women who feature the polished finesse of lives beautifully lived?

Can we not express our excitement over the things that day in, and day out, they so selflessly accomplish? Can we not keep from questioning whether a woman could have done more? Can we not see that oftentimes, women do much more than you or I could ever, or would even want to do? I can’t speak for you, but as I ponder on the women in my life, a truly lazy or lacking woman has been rare indeed. Men, on the other hand… we have some things to work on.

My dear brothers, can we not start loving everything about our “real” women? Can we not start ogling our “real” women instead of those fictitious fantasies in the check-out line? Can we not send a message to the world that we are no longer interested in anything that is less (or more) than “real”? That we are no longer interested in setting our standard of beauty based on images that some artist found some way to create with a damn computer? Can we not declare that we’re only interested in the very “real” women standing beside us and around us?

You’ll remember that I started this post with a list of the execrable things that women often believe themselves to be. Do we not realize why women think, believe, and say these things? Are we really that daft? Are we really that stupid? Are we really that stubborn?

It is because of us, guys. It is because we leave them with no other option. We stop. We look. We comment. We joke. We implant those very thoughts into their way of thinking. We make sure they know that we agree with everything the media has brainwashed us to believe beauty to be.

I, for one, am done with it. I, for one, am taking a stand. I, for one, will no longer be stopping. I will no longer be looking. Why?

Quite possibly for a selfish reason. I am a heterosexual man. And, as blunt and uncomfortable as this may seem, I realized recently that I am starting to lose my attraction to women. Over time, and after seeing enough of this concocted and concentrated hog wash surrounding me, I’ve almost completely lost my ability to truly want a “real” woman. Most of us have. We have somehow started wanting what we know we can never have. We want what we see on the cover of Cosmo and Maxim. We want what is displayed across calendars and centerfolds.

And women know that. They see that. They feel it.

It’s our own damned fault that we’re all screwed up. Stop blaming the women. Stop expecting them to magically step up to the plate and be comfortable with who they are. We all must stop expecting women to fix this. When we honestly look at how women feel, what they think, and how they respond, we will see that it is all just a symptom of you and me.

A symptom of us stopping.

A symptom of us looking.

Nothing else.

If men never stopped. If men never looked. Do you honestly think women would have this problem? Think about that. Would these magazines even exist if men weren’t interested in the fakeness splashed across their covers? Women would not care. They would feel no need to live up to a digital standard of beauty because there would be no reason to do so. Not if it was something we didn’t want.

To the “real” women of this world. I owe you an apology, and I hope that the men of this world will line up behind me to offer you one. I am sorry. I am sorry for it all. And I promise you, I will change. I may not always be perfect with it, but I promise you I will change. I will stop stopping. I will stop looking.

I can’t do this without you. We can’t do this without you. If men are to change, we need you to change some things as well. You see, we do need you to believe in yourselves. We do need you to love yourselves. We do need you to stop comparing yourselves to super models and pin-up girls. We need you to be what women have been through all of history. We need you to be what women have always known themselves to be. We need you to go back to a time before the Internet. Before Playboy Magazine and before Marilyn Monroe. A time before Vogue or Elle. A time when far fewer women hated their bodies. We need you to go back to a time when far fewer women felt worthless.

We need you to be you. We need you to be beautiful. Because beautiful you are.

You know what else we need that would help everybody? Something that would help both genders in all of this?

I can’t believe I am going to say what I am about to say. I can’t believe I actually do want what I am about to ask. But I do. Desperately. So, I’m going to throw it out there. I think we need women to wear clothing that shows a little less instead of a little more. We need women to wear pants that are a little looser instead of a little tighter. We need women to put their boobs back inside of their shirts. I feel crazy even saying it , but maybe if women gave everybody a little less to compare, this whole thing would be a little easier for us all, no matter what our chromosomal make-up.

Don’t get me wrong. None of this is to say that men should or can stop appreciating beauty. That would be unnatural. That would be impossible. It is not to say that women shouldn’t make themselves as attractive as they can be. It is not to say that we shouldn’t appreciate beauty. No, it is not to say any of those things. It is only to plead with each of you. Let’s bring this world back to reality. Let’s make sure that the people we are attracted to are “real” people. Let’s make sure that the women we stop and look at are “real” women.

That is the simplicity of today’s message.

I am a heterosexual man. And in my life, I have never known a time when men weren’t constantly being programmed to want more boobs, more butts, and more legs. Asking for less of it goes against everything that the media has crammed down my throat for 30 years. Asking for less of it goes against everything I’ve been taught to believe that a man is. It is not an easy concept for me to choke down, much less advocate, but I’m going to ask for it anyway.

Because, let’s be honest. It wasn’t anything but the media that made me this way. It is the media that has worked endlessly to make all men this way. Can we not agree to that? Sure, we’ve all done our part in spreading the muck, but it all bubbles up from the same cesspool of forgeries.

What do you say, fellas? Can we take a step back, cordially give the media the finger, and start seeing “real” women as beautiful, just as they always have been?

And what do you say, women? Throw us a freaking bone? Give us something we can believe in? Give us the women we so desperately want to cherish? “Real” women with “real” love for themselves? All you have to do is stop. And look. Look at reality. Look at what you want. Look at what needs to be changed. Look at the problems you’re making worse instead of better. And, never, not even once, let those self-loathing statements listed above enter your thoughts. Certainly never let them escape your lips.

Let’s do this already. Men, own up. It’s time. Women, help us do it.

With everything I have,

PS, Men, imagine the power you carry in what you will say and do after you read this. Imagine the men of this world doing something truly noble to fix the lives and hearts of our women. Imagine the ability to see beauty everywhere we look.

Does anybody have the brass to swim against the current with me? Does anybody have the courage to say, “this is wrong, this is hurting people, and I will no longer participate”?

I hope so. With everything inside of me, I hope so.

I’d love to hear your thoughts. Men or women. Whether you agree or whether you don’t. If you do disagree, that’s fine, just be courteous in your reply. Let’s all have an intelligent and significant conversation about this.

I have a lot of fun around here. And I promise, I don’t use the word “boobs” all the time. Only when it’s important. LOL

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Crazy girlfriends in the movies are cool, but some antic’s in romantic movies will put you in jail

Let’s face it: Crazy girlfriends in the movies are cool, but add that sexual essence-that special thing the French call magnétisme animal-to them and you’ve got yourself one incredibly sexy, crazy chick. This rare breed of woman in the cinema is always ready and willing to have crazy sex. They’re wild about their recreational drugs and alcohol, they love the ladies and they have that thread of desperation that makes up the sexual fringe of their bat-crazy tapestry.

Call her the Yoko Ono of the punk scene if you’d like, but Rooney Mara’s portrayal of Lisbeth Salander the longtime suffering feminist superhero in the ‘ Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, brought a sexy combination of nihilism and crazy-chick shenanigans to the forefront of movie history. Admittedly, she wasn’t going to win any beauty contests but she was strangely erotic. But up until that point, the closest movie character with halfway-decent looks and that classic “I-don’t-give-a-damm” attitude was Pippi Longstocking. So, I’m giving props where they’re due.

Defining Crazy Moment: The scene where she’s sitting on top of rapist about to tatoo him and deadpans with racoon eyes ‘ Be still I haven”t done this before” and not reacting in the room as the guy starts screaming.

Glenn Close as Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction

In a Nutshell: While Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) would probably tell you that she wasn’t technically his girlfriend, Close’s character still slept with him more than once, and they went out on the minimum of two dates in a single week-sorry Dan, but that’s a relationship as far as we’re concerned. With that established, Alex Forrest is probably one of the craziest movie girlfriends of all time, and she could surely teach a few tricks to young Hollywood. But, crazy will only get you so far on this list. Unfortunately, Close looks like a cross between George Washington and Barbara Bush-by default, that combo tops you out at

But, she’s obviously a pleaser and that counts for something. Who can forget the freight elevator? The sex on the sink while she breaks all those dishes? Couple that with acid on the Volvo, unknowingly/knowingly slicing herself with a butcher knife and her penchant for kidnapping-congratulations Mr. Gallagher, you’ve got yourself one crazy, sexy girlfriend.

Defining Crazy Moment: Glenn Close cooks up some rabbit stew using the only hare close to hand: an adorable pet bunny.

Crazy Quote: “Why? Because I won’t allow you treat me like some slut you can just bang a couple of times and throw in the garbage?”—after Douglas’ character tells her that he’s over her.

Video Bonus: Crazy girlfriends make the best cooks.

If there’s one thing that working as undercover assassins and fighting terrorists in tall buildings has taught us, it’s that everything worthy in life can be learned from movies. So if you’re looking for love, there’s nothing like sitting down with a bunch of romantic comedies and letting their sage lessons filter into your brain like music from a stereo held aloft by John Cusack.

Unfortunately, though, it’s not quite that simple. When done in real life, many of the tricks used by onscreen singletons to successfully woo potential lovers can get you put away for a long time.
#6.
Dashing Through Airport Security to Declare Your Love

As Seen In: Love Actually, Liar Liar, countless others

Will Get You: A year and a half in prison, depending on the charge.

Approximately half of all movie romances culminate in an airport, or on the plane after it’s left the airport. You know the drill: The girl is flying away forever, the guy finally realizes he can’t live without her and declares his love (see: The Wedding Singer, The Thomas Crown Affair, even freaking Crocodile Dundee had a variation of it). They even parodied the cliché in an episode of 30 Rock.

But then you have sequences like the end of the Jim Carrey romantic comedy Liar Liar, where desperate to catch up with his ex-wife and son who have boarded a plane on their way out of his life, Carrey hijacks an airport stair escalator on the runway and maneuvers it alongside the plane. Due to his trademark reckless but zany efforts, the takeoff is canceled and Jim Carrey gets to convince his son that he’s a better dad than Cary Elwes. Everyone lives happily ever after.

Except Cary Elwes.

Of course, Liar Liar has the excuse of taking place before 9/11, so the cops weren’t yet tazing every man, woman and child who reaches for a cell phone in the airport. But then there’s Love Actually, which was released in 2003 and actually references 9/11 in its opening sequence, where Liam Neeson encourages his stepson to sneak through airport security at Heathrow without a boarding pass at Christmastime, in order to say goodbye to his school crush. The young scamp runs through the airport, pursued by airport guards, and confesses his love. Afterwards, the guards escort him back to his dad with trademark “kids will be kids” smiles, and then simply let both of them go.

Possibly as a reward for this sweet jump.

In reality:

The exact same scenario actually happened , in real life. A young man at Newark Liberty International Airport briefly crossed a security barrier to give his girlfriend a final goodbye kiss. Hell, it even happened at Christmas.

Of course, guards and fellow travelers, overwhelmed with such a display of true love and the Christmas spirit, surrounded the couple and clapped… Oh, wait, no. What really happened was that the breach was discovered, the terminal went into lockdown, and around 200 flights were delayed or canceled worldwide.

“Is that your ex-boyfriend getting wailed on by the TSA?”

Once tracked down, the lovestruck man was given a fine and community service. A fair price to pay for romance, you say? Well, after this breach, everyone in New Jersey was so annoyed at this light punishment that moves to toughen laws are now advancing in the state legislature, which if passed could lead to up to 18 months imprisonment for similar acts in the future.

On top of all this, keep in mind that Love Actually takes place in the UK, where police have proved they are willing to shoot fleeing terrorist suspects in public, so it’s not looking good for our plucky hero. And if that doesn’t seem scary enough, unless you are blessed with the discerning power of Kanye West, you’d be hard pressed to find another crime that would earn you the immediate hatred of literally tens of thousands of people in your immediate surroundings.

As for wackily hijacking the rolling stairs and blocking the plane from taking off like Jim Carrey? We’re pretty sure if you try that now it’ll get you a sniper round in the skull.

“Take the shot.”
#5.
“Oh, It Was You I Was Having Sex With!”

As seen in: Revenge of the Nerds, Overboard, While You Were Sleeping, Only You

Will Get You: Up to 30 years in prison, depending on the jurisdiction.

So, you want to get intimate with someone of the opposite sex, but they won’t give you the time of day? Well, why not pretend to be someone else? As Revenge of the Nerds showed us all back in 1984, the perfect way to win over a young woman is to dress up in a Halloween mask, pretend to be her long-term boyfriend and then perform oral sex on her. If your technique is good enough, she won’t be angry. In fact, she’ll be so thrilled she’ll even leave her boyfriend for you!

However, this technique does have limited practicality, being generally confined to Halloween night, and to the partners of firemen, exterminators, mutant pianists who live underneath theaters and ninjas.

An easier Hollywood route is to simply wait until your beloved is knocked on the head and then tell them you’re sexually involved when they wake up with amnesia. In the 1987 film Overboard, the movie’s hero, Kurt Russell, picks up spoiled heiress Goldie Hawn from a psychiatric ward where she’s suffering from amnesia, and claims to be her husband.

Amazingly, this scene is not from a porno.

Despite Kurt’s abrasive personality, Goldie reluctantly complies, and he takes her home and sets her to task cooking and cleaning for him, as well as looking after his four out-of-control kids. Naturally, Goldie falls madly in love, despite this being similar to the plot of several horror movies, and even after the ruse is revealed she chooses to stay.

In reality:

Ask Raymond Mitchell how that worked out for him. He had a habit of calling women, whispering to them and claiming to be their boyfriend. He’d tell them to wait for him with blindfolds on, and he’d show up and have his way with them. He wound up with a 15-year prison term.

And some great stories.

It’s called Rape by Fraud, and you may have heard of a case in Israel that made international headlines where a man was recently convicted of rape after lying about his religion (that is, claiming to be a Jew) to convince a woman to sleep with him. He got 18 months.

What is more remarkable is how many states don’t have rape by fraud laws at all (there have been calls to change that for years). The objection seems to be that once you can convict a guy or girl of lying to get sex, there may not exist enough bricks to build that many prisons. But for now, let’s just say that if you’re in a situation where the girl is only consenting because you’re wearing a mask or she’s wearing a blindfold, stop and rethink your life.

Maybe attend a few less masquerade-orgies.
#4.
Just Tie The Guy Up

As Seen In: Wedding Crashers, 40 Days and 40 Nights

Will Get You: Six months to freaking life in prison, depending on the circumstances and jurisdiction.

Obviously if you’re watching a scene with a woman tied to a bed while a man forces sex on her, the final act of that movie will involve said man getting shot in the face by Bruce Willis. If, on the other hand, it’s a man being tied down and forced into sex by a pretty lady, well, you’re watching a wacky romantic comedy.

After all, in Wedding Crashers Vince Vaughn is tied to a bed while he’s asleep, gagged with duct tape and forced to perform sex acts with a naked Isla Fisher, even complaining the next day that he experienced a rape. But by the end of the movie, he’s madly in love with the woman who assaulted him, teaching a valuable lesson to bed intruders everywhere.

It’s true that girl rapists don’t always win their men in romantic comedies, but they certainly don’t suffer too many consequences. In 40 Days and 40 Nights, an ex-girlfriend sneaks into the male protagonist’s home while he is asleep and chained to a bed, and has sex with him while he is semi-conscious. She gets away with the deed after nothing but a few angry words. Furthermore, everyone around the couple reacts as if it was an unfortunate accident, except the protagonist’s current girlfriend, who blames him for cheating on her, as if the guy deliberately attracted the woman into his home with dick-powered mind-control waves.

Stop the signal!

In reality:

Under the law, that is absolutely rape. In fact around two percent of sexual assaults, including rape, are committed by the woman, and it’s theorized that this statistic is underreported, because nobody wants to be the only guy at the gentlemen’s club who whines about being violated by women. Yet, a woman in Norway got nine months in prison for performing oral sex on an unwilling, sleeping man.

If you’re a dude and you’re thinking you’d have to be insane to complain about this, stop imagining a perpetrator who looks like Isla Fisher.

Closer.

3.
Watching Your True Love From the Bushes

As Seen In: Twilight: Eclipse, Untamed Heart, Addicted To Love

Will Get You: Up to five years in prison.

What better way to show someone you love them than pay them a lot of attention? Even when they don’t know you’re paying attention to them?

If movies are to be believed, there’s nothing a beautiful woman finds more adorably romantic than a young man watching her lovingly from behind a row of bushes. In Untamed Heart, Christian Slater wins Marisa Tomei’s love after he saves her from two rapists who attack her after following her part of the way home from work. Which doesn’t sound too bad, until you find out that he’s able to carry her unconscious body the rest of the way home because he’s been following her home from work too.

When she goes to his place later to thank him, she finds out he has stolen pictures of her and put them up on the wall of his Unabomber-like hovel. Creeped out, she leaves, only to wake up two days later to find that he has snuck in through a window at night and decorated a Christmas tree in her room while she slept. Of course she reacts the way any woman would: with a shriek of joy and an offer of sex.

Things aren’t much different if you break into a woman’s room simply to watch her sleep, or disable her car to prevent her from visiting other men, as Edward Cullen does in the Twilight movies in order to “protect” his true love Bella. Which is a good thing, because otherwise she might start hanging around with creepy dudes or something.

Marriage material!

In reality:

Of course, a woman’s reaction to your pushing the boundaries of acceptable behavior might vary according to whether or not you look like this:

If you don’t, well, stalking is illegal everywhere, and can become a felony punishable with up to five years in jail if there is aggravating circumstances like the victim being a minor (we’re looking at you, Cullen) or if it’s a repeated offense. And since women in romantic comedies usually take at least six months to recognize the true love they do indeed possess for Matthew McConaughey, that one’s almost inevitable.

Of course, if you take it to the next step and sneak into a crush’s dwelling to leave rose petals on their bed or some such (see Runaway Bride, where Julia Roberts breaks into Richard Gere’s hotel, or 2010’s When in Rome, when an amorous street magician breaks into Kristen Bell’s house to charm her with a trick) you’re in for a whole different realm of legal trouble.

If there are two things women love, it’s magic tricks and home invasion.

Penalties for breaking and entering vary by location and type, with the crime considered more serious if the building you break into is occupied or if the crime is committed at night. You could be looking at prison time even if the cops catch you before you can place that severed finger on her bed.
#2.
Defending Her Honor – With Your FISTS

As seen in: Bridget Jones 1 and 2, Valley Girl, Pretty in Pink, Wedding Crashers, Only You

Will Get You: Anything from a fine to several years in prison, depending on injuries and circumstances.

Sometimes it’s just a single, well-aimed punch. Other times, the hero must prove his dominance over his romantic rival by beating the living balls out of him. This technique is particularly popular with the British, as shown in Bridget Jones 2: The Edge of Reason, in which Bridget’s boyfriend forcibly drags her ex-lover Hugh Grant out of a building, punches him, pushes him into a fountain and attempts to drown him, all while delighted passersby watch and applaud.

Two titanic athletes, locked in mortal combat.

Or in Valley Girl, where Nic Cage and a friend gang up on a rival and shower blows on him, eventually dragging the guy off-screen semi-conscious. Or in pretty much any movie in which a male character is douchey enough.

Admit it. This picture makes you want to cheer, just a little.

In reality:

This has got to be the movie trope with the most unrealistic consequences since the first action star dived behind a kitchen counter and used it as a magical bullet-shield. Beating the shit out of someone is totally a crime, guys, even when you had a great reason or won the love of a woman.

Now, in true movie style, everyone always ends up fine and without so much as a broken nose – even in the case of Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones, who is punched out by Mr. Darcy and hits the pavement, unconscious. That’s probably why nobody goes to jail for fighting in the movies, since everything functions under the laws of Wile E Coyote physics. In reality, this is a particularly good way of accidentally killing someone by shattering the back of their skull. And yes, they will charge you with manslaughter even if you were defending a lady. Also, keep in mind that if your victim has a medical condition that you don’t know about and dies as a result of rough treatment on your part, it’s on you.

Now, we’re not saying that you should not try to emulate Buzz Aldrin and deliver righteous punches when they’re called for. But if it’s done in the name of someone you love, just make sure that they’re willing to wait for you in prison first.
#1.
Pranking a Rival by Doctoring His Drink

As Seen In: Wedding Crashers, Addicted to Love

Will Get You: Two to 10 years in prison, possible attempted murder charge.

OK, so you don’t want to go to jail for manslaughter. What about something slightly more subtle to bring down your romantic rival? The characters of Wedding Crashers carry out the presumably harmless prank of spiking a dickish rival’s drink with eye drops while the dude has his eyes closed in prayer. Their stunt is successful, allowing Owen Wilson to zero in on his girlfriend while the douche is in the bathroom throwing up.

It’s also not uncommon for females in romantic movies to use this trick to overpower their rivals. Addicted to Love, a 1997 Meg Ryan movie that we’re now realizing literally fulfils almost every category on this list, also features this trick. Meg hides crushed strawberries under her ex’s pillow, causing him to break out in an embarrassing skin rash and sabotaging his modeling career.

Really, the whole film is a perfect guide for how not to do relationships.

In reality:

Assault by attempted poisoning gets you two to 10 years in prison, depending on the jurisdiction. A woman in Portland got three years for putting rat poison in her husband’s tacos, and he didn’t die or anything. A 17-year-old girl in Florida was recently sentenced to six months in jail for spiking a teacher’s drink with LSD, despite the fact that LSD alone has never caused a human fatality and usually has affects much less serious than even vomiting in a toilet.

Sure, you’re saying, but the dudes in Wedding Crashers just put some eye drops in the drink as a wacky prank. Ah, actually a Florida woman did that to a coworker and was charged with poisoning, even though the victim didn’t drink it. It turns out spiking a drink with eye drops can lead to dangerously low blood pressure, rectal bleeding and a coma.

But at least the strawberry prank is harmless, right? Well, no. You can be charged with anything up to attempted murder for attacking someone with something you know they’re allergic to. If that sounds like an extreme reaction to something as harmless as berries, remember that strawberry allergies can sometimes lead to anaphylactic shock, and Meg’s stunt could easily have been fatal.

On the plus side, late 90s Meg Ryan would rock the hell out of an orange jump suit

Be the Miracle in your Own life to dream of a better World in 2012

Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi believed that we must be the change we want to see in the world. This was well demonstrated when he helped India gain its independence. Gandhi was a revolutionary man, but he accomplished India’s emergence as a nation without starting a revolution. In fact, he advocated no violence. One of the most powerful countries in the world yielded to the commitment of one man and the dream of millions.

What change can we effect? What’s the difference we want to make in the world?

Gandhi said, “In a gentle way you can shake the world.” Here are some things to think about how to do just that …

1. Know that all significant change throughout history has occurred not because of nations, armies, governments and certainly not committees. They happened as a result of the courage and commitment of individuals. People like Joan of Ark, Albert Einstein, Clara Barton, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison and Rosa Parks. They might not have done it alone, but they were, without question, the change makers.

2. Believe that you have a unique purpose and potential in the world. It’s not so much something to create as to be discovered. And it’s up to you to discover it. Believe that you can and will make a difference.

3. Recognize that everything you do, every step you take, every sentence you write, every word you speak-or DON’T speak–counts. Nothing is trivial. The world may be big, but there are no small things. Everything matters.

4. To be the change you want to see in the world, you don’t have to be loud. You don’t have to be eloquent. You don’t have to be elected. You don’t even have to be particularly smart or well educated. You do, however, have to be committed.

5. Take personal responsibility. Never think “it’s not my job”. It’s a cop-out to say, “What can I do, I’m only one person.” You don’t need everyone’s cooperation or anyone’s permission to make changes. Remember this little gem, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.”

6. Don’t get caught up in the how of things. If you’re clear on what you want to change and why you want to change it, the how will come. Many significant things have been left undone because someone let the problem solving interfere with the decision-making.

7. Don’t wait for things to be right in order to begin. Change is messy. Things will never be just right. Follow Teddy Roosevelt’s timeless advice, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

8. The genesis for change is awareness. We cannot change what we don’t acknowledge. Most of the time, we aren’t aware of what’s wrong or what’s not working. We don’t see what could be. By becoming more aware, we begin the process of change.

9. Take to heart these words from Albert Einstein–arguably one of the smartest change masters who ever lived: “All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

10. In order for things to change, YOU have to change. We can’t change others; we can only change ourselves. However, when WE change, it changes everything. And in doing so, we truly can be the change we want to see in the world.

The following is inscribed on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abby (1100 A.D.) …

When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the world would not change, so I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country.

But it, too, seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now, as I lie on my deathbed, I suddenly realize: If I had only changed myself first, then by example I would have changed my family.

From their inspiration and encouragement, I would then have been able to better my country, and who knows, I may have even changed the world.

You have the power within you to create the life you want to live. You have the power to shape the world around you just by who you are being, and how you are communicating. The law of attraction, one of the fundamental aspects to living a life by design, explains that everything that is created in the outside world is the result of what takes place internally. Being the change you wish to see in the world starts with taking full responsibility for everything that is happening in your life.

As a former Soldier in the US Army. I was blessed to have visited 46 states and 47 countries. I have been blessed to have friends all around the world. I have seen just how inhumane man can be and the horror of real War. I have seen the good in us all

I have a dream. A dream of people helping people. A dream of making a difference, A dream where the poor are no more. A dream of all the children of the world have food tonight. A dream where there is no such thing as being poor. A dream where we help each other reach our goals. Where education again becomes a priority

Today more and more people are losing their jobs. More and more people are becoming homeless. More and more people are losing their children because they can not afford to feed them!

There are so many families out there that would lose it all if they lost their jobs because they are living pay check to pay check. There are so many out there that believe that they have to get up everyday and go work for someone else just to support their families!

There are so many families around the world right this minute that are starving to death. There are so many families around the world freezing to death because they have nowhere to go!

The number of children living in poverty has increased by 9 million since 2000, and the number of children who fell into poverty between 2008 and 2010 was the largest increase ever recorded.

The number of homeless children in public schools increased 41 percent between the 2006-7 and 2008-9 school years.

In 2009, an average of 15.6 million children received food stamps monthly, a 65 percent increase over 10 years.

A majority of children in all racial groups and 79 percent or more of black and Hispanic children in public schools cannot read or do math at grade level in the fourth, eighth or 12th grades.

The annual cost of center-based child care for a 4-year-old is more than the annual in-state tuition at a public four-year college in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

Of the 47 states with newly enacted budgets, 38 or more states are making deep, identifiable cuts in K-12 education, higher education, health care, or other key areas in their budgets for fiscal year 2012. Even as states face rising numbers of children enrolled in public schools, students enrolled in universities, and seniors eligible for services, the vast majority of states (37 of 44 states for which data are available) plan to spend less on services in 2012 than they spent in 2008

I Dream of a Better World. I dream of a place where all can be understood, such a place where finally a 17 yr old child doesn’t have to kill him self because he was ‘gay”.

I dream of a place where people need not be told anymore what to do, because they already know it, because finally,they’re already guided by their hearts.

I dream of a place where people can be brothers, where people can be friends, where people can be Muslim and Christian and stay to be a people of their faith

I dream of a place where people can paint the world and sing to it to songs; where all can dance when filled with joy; and where they can yell when they can no longer hold back their soul.

I dream of a place, where we all can dream, and make those dreams come true; where clouds are as soft as cotton candies, and where stars are fireflies that roam the night; where children laugh and play and run;

where wings can fly us ’round that magic sky.

Where we don’t have to worry and where don’t have to wait for a brighter tomorrow and a happier today.

Where we can all walk down life’s road in one direction, walking hand in hand, and side by side. I dream of a place
no further than a step, of a world no further than a kiss.

For this world is all we need to have if we could just forget, forgive,and believe in the future

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
— T.E. Lawrence (Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph)

I dream of this world

Since my 10-point list above was inspired by Gandhi’s belief, it seems appropriate to end with another of his quotes: “Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and we will make not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.”

Tell your children over dinner. “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”

What is the greatest reward of being alive? Is it chocolate, sex, ice cream, tropical vacations, hugs from children, a perfect night’s sleep, or the satisfaction of a job well done? A thousand people, a thousand different answers. But one supreme pleasure that spans all people is
laughter.

Little can compare to the feeling of a deep, complete, heartfelt laughing spell. No matter your age, wealth, race, or living situation, life is good when laughter is frequent.

Life is also healthier. Research finds that humor can help you cope better with pain, enhance your immune system, reduce stress, even help you live longer. Laughter, doctors and psychologists agree, is an essential part of a healthy, happy life.

As Mark Twain once said, “Studying humor is like dissecting a frog — you may know a lot but you end up with a dead frog.” Nonetheless, we’re giving it a try. Here are some thoughts for getting — or growing — your sense of humor, based partly on the idea that you can’t be funny if you don’t understand what funny is.

1. First, regain your smile. A smile and a laugh aren’t the same thing, but they do live in the same neighborhood. Be sure to smile at simple pleasures — the sight of kids playing, a loved one or friend approaching, the successful completion of a task, the witnessing of something amazing or humorous. Smiles show that stress and the weight of the world haven’t overcome you. If your day isn’t marked by at least a few dozen, then you need to explore whether you are depressed or overly stressed.

2. Treat yourself to a comedy festival. Rent movies like Meet the Parents; Young Frankenstein; Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; This Is Spinal Tap; Animal House; Blazing Saddles; Trading Places; Finding Nemo. Reward yourself often with the gift of laughter, Hollywood style.

3. Recall several of the most embarrassing moments in your life. Then find the humor in them. Now practice telling stories describing them in a humorous way. It might take a little exaggeration or dramatization, but that’s what good storytelling is all about. By revealing your vulnerable moments and being self-deprecating, you open yourself up much more to the humorous aspects of life.

4. Anytime something annoying and frustrating occurs, turn it on its head and find the humor. Sure, you can be angry at getting splashed with mud, stepping in dog poop, or inadvertently throwing a red towel in with the white laundry. In fact, that is probably the most normal response. But it doesn’t accomplish anything other than to put you in a sour mood. Better to find a way to laugh at life’s little annoyances. One way to do that: Think about it as if it happened to someone else, someone you like — or maybe someone you don’t. In fact, keep running through the Rolodex in your head until you find the best person you can think of to put in your current predicament. Laugh at him, then laugh at yourself!

5. Read the comics every day and cut out the ones that remind you of your life. Post them on a bulletin board or the refrigerator or anywhere else you can see them frequently.

6. Sort through family photographs and write funny captions or one-liners to go with your favorites. When you need a pick-me-up, pull out the album.

7. Every night at dinner, make family members share one funny or even embarrassing moment of their day.

8. When a person offends you or makes you angry, respond with humor rather than hostility. For instance, if someone is always late, say, “Well, I’m glad you’re not running an airline.” Life is too short to turn every personal affront into a battle. However, if you are constantly offended by someone in particular, yes, take it seriously and take appropriate action. But for occasional troubles, or if nothing you do can change the person or situation, take the humor response.

So with that in minded here are some ways to keep a Healthy Level of Insanity and yep I have done 25 of them. Have fun watching the reaction. LOL

1. Page yourself over the intercom. (Don’t disguise your voice.)
2. Find out where your boss shops and buy exactly the same outfits. Always wear them one day after your boss does. (This is
especially effective if your boss is a different gender than you are.)
3. Make up nicknames for all your coworkers and refer to them only by these names. “That’s a good point, Sparky”. “No I’m
sorry I’m going to have to disagree with you there, Sport.”
4. Send email to the rest of the company telling them what you’re doing. For example “If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the
bathroom.”
5. Hi-lite” your shoes. Tell people that you haven’t lost your shoes since you did this.
6. While sitting at your desk, soak your fingers in “Palmolive.”
7. Put mosquito netting around your cubicle. Play a tape of jungle sounds all day.
8. Put a chair facing a printer, sit there all day and tell people you’re waiting for your document.
9. Every time someone asks you to do something, ask him or her if they want fries with that.
11. Send email to yourself engaging yourself in an intelligent debate about the direction of one of your company’s products.
Forward the mail to a co-worker and ask her to settle the disagreement.
12. Encourage your colleagues to join you in a little synchronized chair dancing.
13. Put your garbage can on your desk. Label it “IN.”
14. Develop an unnatural fear of staplers.
15. Decorate your office with pictures of Cindy Brady and Danny Partridge. Try to pass them off as your children.
16. Send e-mail messages saying free pizza, free donuts etc… in the lunchroom, when people complain that there was none…
Just lean back, pat your stomach, and say, “Oh you’ve got to be faster than that.”
17. Adjust the tint on your monitor so that the brightness level lights up the entire work area. Insist to others that you
like it that way.
18. Put decaf in the coffee maker for 3 weeks. Once everyone has gotten over his or her caffeine addiction, switch to
espresso.
20. Reply to everything someone says with, “That’s what you think.”
21. Finish all your sentences with “in accordance with the prophecy.”
22. In the memo field of all your checks, write ‘for sexual favors’.
23. Ask people what sex they are. Laugh hysterically after they answer.
24. Specify that your drive-through order is ‘to go’.
25. Call the psychic hotline and don’t say anything.
26. At lunch time, sit in your parked car w/sunglasses on and point a hairdryer at passing cars. See if they slow down.
27. Five days in advance, tell your friends you can’t attend their party because you’re not in the mood.
28. Have your coworkers address you by your wrestling name, “Rock Hard.”
29. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream “I Won!”, “I Won!” “3rd time this week!!!”
30. When leaving the zoo, start running towards the parking lot, yelling “Run for your lives, they’re loose!”
31. Tell your children over dinner. “Due to the economy, we are going to have to let one of you go.”

Snappy comebacks; Expressions for High Stress Days and What to say when somebody wont leave you alone at a club !!!!!

Sometimes stuck for something to say? Need a comeback for the office or for someone who’s being particularly annoying? Then, try some of these! (Don’t expect to make a lot of friends though)

1.Thank you. We’re all refreshed and challenged by your unique point of view.
2.The fact that no one understands you doesn’t mean you’re an artist
3.Obviously you’re unable to assimilate my stimulating concepts into your blighted world-view.
4.I don’t know what your problem is, but I’ll bet it’s hard to pronounce.
5.Any connection between your reality and mine is purely coincidental.

6.I can see your point, but I still think you’re full of crap.
7.I have plenty of talent and vision. I just don’t give a damn.
8.I’m not being rude. You’re just insignificant.
9.Does everyone visualize duct tape over your mouth so early into the conversation?
10.I will always cherish the initial misconceptions I had about you being competent.

11.It’s a thankless job, but I’ve got a lot of Karma to burn off.
12.Yes, I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial.
13.No, my powers can only be used for good.
14.How about never? Is never good for you?
15.I’m really easy to get along with once you people learn to worship me.

16.You sound reasonable…Time to up my medication
17.You’re just jealous because the little voices talk to ME.
18.Are you a freaking ray of sunshine every day?
19.I’ll try being nicer if you’ll try being smarter.
20.I’m out of my mind, but feel free to leave a message…

21.I don’t work here. I’m a consultant.
22.It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.
23.It sounds like English, but I can’t understand a word you’re saying.
24.You are validating my inherent mistrust of strangers.
25.Someday, we’ll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject

26.And your crybaby whiny-assed opinion would be…?
27.Do I look like a people person?
28.Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
29.If I throw a stick, will you leave?
30.You!… Off my planet!

31.Does your train of thought have a caboose?
32 Mistakes have been made. Others will be blamed.
33.Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
34.Well, this day was a total waste of makeup.
35. I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.

36.Chaos, panic, disorder – my work here is done.
37. I see you’ve set aside this special time to humiliate yourself in public.
38.I like you. You remind me of when I was young and stupid.
40. What am I?… Flypaper for freaks!
41. I started out with nothing & still have most of it left.

42. A cubicle is just a padded cell without a door.
43. Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #1?
44.Too many freaks, not enough circuses.
45 Nice perfume. Must you marinate in it?
46.How do I set a laser printer to stun?

47. I thought I wanted a career, turns out I just wanted paychecks.
48. Ahhh…I see the screw-up fairy has visited us again…

If this isn’t enough for you,

Expressions For High Stress Days for the ladies

1.Allow me to introduce my selves.
2.Sarcasm is just one more service we offer.
3.Whatever kind of look you were going for, you missed.
4.Do they ever shut up on your planet?
5.I’m just working here till a good fast-food job opens up.
6.I’m trying to imagine you with a personality.
7.I can’t remember if I’m the good twin or the evil one.
8.How many times do I have to flush before you go away?
9.I just want revenge. Is that so wrong?
10.You say I’m a bitch like it’s a bad thing.
11.Can I trade this job for what’s behind door #2?
12.Chaos, panic disorder – my work here is done.
13.Everyone thinks I’m psychotic, except for my friends deep inside the Earth.
14. Is it time for your medication or mine?
15 Aw, did I step on your poor little bitty ego?
16. I’m not tense, just terribly, terribly alert.
17. So many men, so few who can afford me.
18. God made us sisters; Prozac made us friends.
19 Princess, having had sufficient experience with princes, seeks frog.
20. Coffee, chocolate, men . . . Some things are just better rich.
21. Don’t treat me any differently than you would the Queen.
22. If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.
23 Dinner Is ready when the smoke alarm goes off.
24. I’m out of estrogen-and I have a gun.
25. Next mood swing: 6 minutes.
27. I hate everybody…and you’re next.
28. I used to be schizophrenic, but we’re OK now.
29. Of course I don’t look busy…I did it right the first time.
30. Do NOT start with me. You will NOT win.
31. I’m one of those bad things that happen to good people.
32. How can I miss you if you won’t go away?
33. Sorry if I looked interested. I’m not.
34. Don’t upset me! I’m running out of places to hide the bodies.

Is someone bothering you at the club or wont go away? Try these. (Gender is interchangeable)

Man: “Haven’t we met before?”
Woman: “Yes, I’m the receptionist at the VD Clinic.”

Man: “Haven’t I seen you someplace before?
Woman: “Yeah, that’s why I don’t go there anymore.”

Man: “Is this seat empty?”
Woman: “Yes, and this one will be too if you sit down.”

Man: “So, wanna go back to my place?”
Woman: “Well, I don’t know. Will two people fit under a rock?”

Man: “Your place or mine?”
Woman: “Both. You go to yours and I’ll go to mine.”

Man: “I’d like to call you. What’s your number?”
Woman: “It’s in the phone book.”

Man: “But I don’t know your name.”
Woman: “That’s in the phone book too.”

Man: “So what do you do for a living?”
Woman: “I’m a female impersonator.”

Man: “What sign were you born under?”
Woman: “No Parking.”

Man: “Hey, baby, what’s your sign?”
Woman: “Do not Enter”

Man: “How do you like your eggs in the morning?”
Woman: “Unfertilized !”

Man: “Hey, come on, we’re both here at this bar for the same reason”
Woman: “Yeah! Let’s pick up some chicks!”

Man: “I know how to please a woman.”
Woman: “Then please leave me alone.”

Man: “I want to give myself to you.”
Woman: “Sorry, I don’t accept cheap gifts.”

Man: “I can tell that you want me.”
Woman: “Ohhhh. You’re so right. I want you to leave.”

Man: “If I could see you naked, I’d die happy:
Woman: “Yeah, but if I saw you naked, I’d probably die laughing.”

Man: “Your body is like a temple.”
Woman: “Sorry, there are no services today.”

Man: “I’d go through anything for you.”
Woman: “Good! Let’s start with your bank account.”

Man: “I would go to the end of the world for you.
Woman: “Yes, but would you stay there?

You were born to be Great. For you there is a deep personal dream waiting to be Discovered

You Were Born to be Great- Achieve It

You were born to be great, to carry out something of worth for which you came into the world for. Its been said that life is nothing more than a search – a continuous search for a cause to live and die for, to be governed by the thought and dreams and propelled by a concealed urge to achieve. It is unconscious, it is automatic. It is that nagging feeling tugs at you when you are alone, that there is something more. That there is something missing…

“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you really don’t know
How great you can be.
How much you can love
What you can accomplish
What your potential is”
Anne Frank

Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance says: ” For each of us, there is a deep personal dream waiting to be discovered and fulfilled. When we cherish our dream and then invest love, creative energy, perseverance and passion in ourselves,s we will achieve an authentic success. Let your imagination soar, for it is your soul’s blueprint for success”

You have to open your eyes to your full potential. You have to learn to treasure yourself, know your worth, look deep into yourself to discover who you really are and what you came to this earth for. Only then can be able not to fear your own greatness.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually who are you NOT to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure about you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated form our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”
Nelson Mandela

Achieve your greatness.
Know your unique intrinsic and infinite worth.
Take away all thoughts of inadequacy.
You have a place, a role specially carved out for you.
No one else can replace it.
You were created
To achieve grow, to be happy, to attain, to be fulfilled, and to love.
Dream.
Visualize.
Actualize.
Achieve your dreams.
Achieve greatness.
The world is a better place because you have lived. You have a verse in the play of life waiting to be written.
What will it say