Feb 09 2012

To Believe in and Protect

Take Valentine’s Day beyond flowers and chocolate this year…

Had one of those AHA moments today…Heard from Shawn, who clued women in on what a man wants from his woman for Valentine’s Day.

 Man’s Valentine Request: 

“Tell us you believe in us. Guys will swim through shark infested waters to bring you iced tea, if they know you believe in them and have their back."

Than, Holly chimed in with what a woman wants from a man on Valentines Day.

Woman’s Valentine Request:

Women want to know that are men love us, cherish us, and will be there to protect us.  That you’re always going to be there. 

So maybe this year you can go the old fashioned route and make your own Valentine with a love letter.  Tell you man that you believe in him, tell him what you appreciate and respect about him. 

Men, find a way to write out the reasons why you cherish your woman.  What you love about her, and your plans to always stand by her side. 

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Feb 09 2012

Alternate Reality

It seems that people’s Facebook profiles don’t exactly reflect the truth about their life, it’s only the best part.  Their profile pic is the best picture ever taken of themselves, even it was 10 years ago and 20 pounds lighter.

Saw where someone called Facebook,  “your personal PR machine where you sparkle brighter”

What’s wrong with just being real?

I overheard 2 women talking at the park yesterday about how one had 2 separate Facebook accounts. One for her current friends and family where she puts real pictures, and another that's for high school classmates and old boyfriends where she only puts the best pictures of herself, when she was thinner.

Somebody give me one GOOD reason to do that?  Join the discussion on my totally honest Facebook page. 

To “practice what I preach” today, I posted a pic I snapped this morning without makeup right after waking up.  I realized I have all these professional photos psted where someone else did my hair and makeup.  It’s not the real me.  That’s the only day I have ever looked that good. 

The real me has dark circles under my eyes from lack of sleep, and freckles from too much time in the sun.

I want to be real.  Strong women are comfortable in their own skin.  I may not always feel strong and comfortable in my own skin, but I certainly can try. 

Here’s why I think it’s important:  When you’re real and vulnerable about your own imperfections, that’s when others feel comfortable coming to you for help.  That’s your opportunity to tell them where you get your strength from. 

I don’t know about you, but I get mine for believing and relying on Jesus Christ.

You can join our Be Real movement by posting your real pictures on my Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter @KLOVEAmanda and make sure you use the hashtag #BeReal

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