Once we accept that people will not do what we expect them to do life will become less disappointing.
Deciding to help someone whether it is financial or not is a choice. For example, you lend a friend a few hundred dollars with the agreement of them paying you back, but if they decide for some reason to not return the money you may have possibly ruined a friendship.
Never lend money that you expect to be returned or that will place you in a financial bind. Hence, people ask to borrow money because they don’t have it in the first place. Allow them to pay you back in small increments rather than asking for the entire amount returned since showing effort means so much.
Money is the root of all evil-and have ruined marriages just the same. Remember if you don’t have the funds to give keep it in your pockets!
We all must have standards…That goes for both Men and Women.
In this life we don’t honestly get second chances we just waste our time and hope for a better future and/or outcome.
I refuse to put my time into anything that has no return.
Fear keeps you from finding true happiness.
Most people don’t take marriage seriously and it is rather frightening. How you start a marriage is how it will end.
You settle because you don’t think you are good enough to find someone who will love you the way you deserve to be loved.
Don’t lose yourself in a relationship to the point that you neglect yourself only to find out later that the same sacrifices you made will not be reciprocated.
I know people personally; that knew their partner was cheating on them and still stayed. I don’t know if that’s being strong or weak…I don’t know if that is just stupid or they really love the other person more than they love themselves.
We all lie…but when you become an habitual liar it damages trust beyond repair. We all lie but when you lie to someone you are supposed to love that is NOT the same thing.
I really don’t know and I won’t judge them; I just can’t tolerate the same things others do because I love myself too much. Is it wrong to love yourself more?
I don’t know about you but I love myself more…
Straight from the Heart, Patrice
“You Can’t Tell Me How to Feel”
***Remember to search your own soul for specific answers.***
I give advice based on my personal experiences…
I sincerely thank everyone for reading my blog and sharing your views on life.
All of my posts are personal lessons I’ve learned through my “personal” walk and life experiences.
The purpose of my blog is to encourage others and in no way will I ever directly tell anyone to do anything because the decision is yours and yours alone.
I advise this does not mean you make a decision based solely on what is communicated to you via my blog. My responses are based on “What I would do” if I were you; based on my personal experiences.
In the end, the decision is totally yours and something you will have to live with not me. If someone told you to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you? If so, stop reading my blog. Thank you!
Straight from my Heart, Patrice
How well do you really know the people you are supposed to be so close to?
Is it silly to ask things like what’s your favorite ice cream?
I have noticed by pure observation and personal experiences; that those unknown things about a person become apparent over time and remembered only if they are truly interested or intrigued by you. I’ve often heard folks say shacking up is a bad idea but how else can you truly know if you can live under the same roof without killing (not literally) each other before marriage if you don’t “shack” up?
Do you know what makes them tick, their favorite color or experiences that happened to them that shaped them into the person they are today?
What is it that caused you to bond with this person that you can’t exactly put your finger on? I strongly believe that some friendships and sexual relationships are meant to be as we take our journey through life.
Some of those relationships whether it is sexual or platonic can be hurtful learning experiences or can leave a lasting positive impression on our life forever.
I am not judging anyone you can do whatever you want with your hello kitty and beans and frank but…
The worst thing you can do and it happens every day is to sleep with someone and you don’t know their last name or worse their REAL first name. Get out of the fast lane; it can destroy your life!
Take time out to get to know someone before you falsely believe they are your BFF or someone you can trust or have “casual’ sex with. Many times people get married or have a child with someone only to find out later that they can’t stand to breathe the same air standing in the same room together. Getting to really know someone can take a lifetime but that all depends on how much they are willing to open up to you.
I am an open book, what you see is what you get and there is nothing I have to hide.
With some folks you have to wait until the truth about who they are somehow reveals itself to you. If you are lucky a red flag will appear with warning sirens or you will listen to that gut feeling telling you something isn’t right.
Then you have folks that are beyond experts when it comes to keeping a façade going.
Keep your eyes wide open, leave a small opening, (not too big) to your heart and use your brain!
Being on defense is not a way to live your life. When approaching life daily be smart about it and learn from past experiences. Life is like a game; you win some and you will lose a lot. When you lose dust yourself off and move on…life is short so let’s make it SWEET!