Powerfully Sexy Women Have Hips To Hold On To!
Have you ever read a quote and immediately realized how much it resonated with you? Well, I think Courtney E. Martin, perfectly describes the kind of woman so many of us want to be. In fact, I think there are many admirable qualities of a powerfully sexy woman that most of us might not see as attractive at all. How many of these qualities do you already own?
"You know what's really powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition. Smart-ass comebacks. Presents. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent looking lady. A woman who realizes how beautiful she is." Courtney E. Martin
You see, the problem with most women is that they don't recognize how amazing they already are. They compare themselves to others and feel like they are undeserving if they are not making more money, aren't popular enough or if they have a few pounds to lose. You know all the toxic excuses that have taken residency in your head. Is there any vacancy for a positive experience that makes you feel alive again? Can you even imagine what it would feel like to love yourself, actually believe you are beautiful, and have a healthy glow that shines so bright, people can't help but notice?
Here's the thing….Too many ladies play small and won't acknowledge their significance in relationships, business, and society in general. If a woman feels confident, deserving of personal happiness and she shows it, (or maybe even goes for it), others will see this as arrogance and selfishness. Come on ladies, you know who you are. You have that burning desire to "do for you", but you worry about what others will say if you choose YOUR happiness over your kids, your spouse, your parents, your friends. Sigh…..
Why not change the way you look at things. Nobody can make you happy until you're happy with yourself first. So why should their opinions matter? Only you truly know what winds you up, warms your heart and makes you feel alive. If that thing or things is not to the liking of others, then you are starving yourself from all of those amazing feelings you deserve. Besides, you can’t control how other people respond to your energy and decisions. Perhaps they have their own demons that they aren’t yet willing to admit to and work on.
So many of you reading this, may have spent your life filling up everyone else's cup and now, you feel empty. When will you realize how incredibly toxic that is? No one is going to come fill up your cup. You need to do that yourself. I love the words of Mandy Hale. She says, "It's not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and make yourself happy. It's necessary. You don't have to defend or explain your decisions to anyone. It's your life. Live it without apologies."
Listen up ladies....If you feel like you're drowning, perhaps you're trying to be everyone else's anchor. That's exhausting, not to mention, impossible to sustain and survive. There is absolutely nothing wrong with doing nice things for other people. For many women, pleasing others is exactly what MAKES them happy, so acts of kindness are a wonderful piece of a happy life. Just make sure "when you're saying 'yes' to other people, you aren't saying 'no' to yourself." Paulo Cochlo
Maybe, just maybe, "When you take time to replenish your spirit, it will allow you to serve others from the overflow. You can't serve from an empty vessel." Eleanor Brownn