Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Food for Sorta Southern Single Thoughts

I don't have many single girlfriends, but I do treasure the ones I do have.  Actually, now that I think about it, I really only have one... and she's become somewhat of a bestie these last few months.  

Coincidentally, she is also in the middle of a break up... cause that's what besties do, they get married together, pregnant together ~okay we didn't meet until our girls were three and she's never been married, so we skipped right to they~ break up together, you know, so no one feels left out...

We were texting the other night. Her sister has some women's empowerment book and she was sending me quotes because I was sulking.  Little did she know, it was a purposeful sulk and I was not about to come out of it!

Here are a few gems: 

If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we'd have a pretty good time ~ Edith Wharton

If you don't like it, change it.  If  you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou

The one who loves the least controls the relationship. ~ Roberto Newton Anthony

I think, therefore I am single. ~ Liz Wistead

If you chase it, it will run. ~ Anonymous

 If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile. ~ Lynda Barry

Here is the one that meant the most:

Not every meaningful relationship has to last forever to be meaningful. ~Anonymous

And without further ado, here is the one that got me out of the sulk I was determined to "enjoy":

Don't put an absurdly high value on your  guy. Think of the millions of other girls doing without him, yet able to bear it. ~ Orfea Sybill

That's what I call perspective! I'm still giggling!


The Blonde Duck said...

I wish I had more girlfriends.

Heather said...

Love it!!!!

Girlfriends are the bet- we don't value them enough.

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

I have a love/hate relationship with statements like these, but I really liked the last one!

SUPAHMAMA! said...

I'm with Ellen. I normally roll my eyes and make the gag me gesture when it comes to quotes, but the last one? Is truly a gem. :)

Tiffany said...

So glad you have that one friend that can pull you through. It's all it takes, one person.
When I look back over the friend relationships I have had over the years, the ones who have come and gone. They were meant for a reason. I needed them at that time. I love how God works.

Babes Mami said...

I like this one: If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile. ~ Lynda Barry

I need more lady friends!

KT said...

Way more classy than some of my advice, but I'm part sailor.

Andrea (ace1028) said...

I love it, I think it's perfect! :) They all are great. You need to be on Pinterest so you can see all the motivating sayings there. I have a whole board of them.

Shell said...

That's a great last quote!

Amy said...

Single gals need single girlfriends to do exactly what she did for you. They are the best at understanding what it is like to be the single one. To help deal with dating drama. And to make us laugh when we want to be in a funk.