Pardon the cliche'...

There is someone for everyone. You'll find it/him when you stop looking. You'll find it/him when you least expect it. All things happen in good time. All good things happen in God's time. Walk your own path. What is right for one person, may not be right for another. We each have our own timeline... There is no right answer. There is no wrong answer. Each dark cloud has a silver lining. There is always something to be learned... You'll find him... Your "prince" will come.

Be independent. Be able to change your own tire. Be able to drive a stick shift. Be self-sufficient in all ways. Though you may need to at some point, organize and prepare yourself so that you don't have to depend on anyone for anything. Don't assume you can trust anyone. Keep your guard up. Take care of yourself. Be cautious. Get a pet.

Be sure you're open... Give him a chance. Give it a chance. Don't give up on it. Be patient. Be aware that what you thought you were looking for, may not be what God has in mind for you. Let your guard down a bit... In order to get something different than what you've had, you'll have to do something different than what you've done.

Love conquers all. If you love something, set it free... All is fair in love and war. Love is blind. Love is a many splendored thing. It's better to have loved and lost... Love is a battlefield. Love is just love.



Nance Meeker said...

This is fabulous! I think you left out maybe five totally-true-but-useless-unless-you're-delivering-'em cliches.

The Challenge: Produce one or two that actually make a difference when the Shit Mood shows up. Ummm..."Go deeper into this feeling. Explore it. Deeper. Watch it changing. It's already on its way out."

Actually, I think the quotation from Rilke goes: "Let everything happen to you. Beauty and terror. No feeling is final."

I had that cross-stitched recently, twice, for my kids. I think one wound up in a drawer in Nashville and I have the other one still. I guess I'm the one who loves it most.

You're an stellar human, Amanda Rose.

Nance Meeker said...

P.S.: One of my all-time favorites, from a car salesman I met: "There's a butt for every seat."

Amanda Rose said...

LOVE the Rilke quote...meant to tell you that sooner!! I've already shared it with someone...it was perfectly appropriate.

Leah said...

OK, I'm a little behind on reading blogs, but can I ask WTF? and is this in any way related to having your cake and eating all the dinners you cook too?

Amanda Rose said...

You can always ask WTF :). Made me laugh too...bonus.

I drafted this a week or so before I posted it - maybe longer.

I was frustrated...and for every piece I tried to sort through, a cliche' came to mind. ...And for each cliche' that came to mind, a contrapuntal one sprang forward as well. I went with it.