This life…is what you make it. No matter what you are going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is, you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – They’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up; because if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole. And that goes for everything; Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will sweetie? So. Keep your head high. Keep your chin up. And most importantly, keep smiling. Because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. – Marilyn Monroe.
This quote by Monroe is a very famous one. And I happen to agree with a lot of it. But for a bit in the middle about lovers coming and going. There is something about that line that makes it seem as though lovers are fickle. I don’t believe that is true. I have no doubt that many of us have broken hearts or had our own broken. But there is something so jaded about the observation that lovers will come and go. Not if they really love you.
In my experience, if you’re even half smart, you know which ones are in it for love and which ones are in it for the fun of it. At times you fool yourself, but if you keep your eyes open, it is rare. Which is not to say there are no crooks -just that many of the relationships that end are for reasons. Time, distance, different needs. As for the assholes who are just messing with you, they need to be publicly stoned to death.
I often wonder about this quote and it seems like this is the sort of thing that might happen to a celebrity like Monroe. I can imagine that plenty of men wanted to get into her pants. I can imagine her expectations being high, just as theirs would have been. I can imagine ego clashes. There is so much more baggage when you are involved with a celebrity.
The rest of us ordinary women? I doubt anyone is tripping over their feet to be with us. The only ones who want to be with us are those who really do care. And if for some reason that doesn’t work out, lets try not to be cynical about it. Yes okay, so I’m the eternal romantic. What are you?
Also – my Bible reading for today (Psalm 32:8 in case anyone wants to read what I am talking about) was about God guiding one along the best pathway for your life. Made me wonder a little about success. What does success mean to you? Does it mean excelling in a particular field? What if you have challenges like family, financial issues, anything. I know most will say it is not necessarily professional excellence. So then what is it?