-Brenda Della Casa
You are not responsible for the things your parents did or did not say to you, do for you, or teach you. You are, however, responsible for everything you say, do and show others. Drunk or sober, angry or joyful, sincere or not.
Sometimes you “win” by just deciding to stop talking, get up and go.
You have things about you that are drop-dead, oh-my-heavens-look-at-her amazing.
Just because she is pretty doesn’t mean you’re not. Just because she has met someone doesn’t mean you won’t. Turn that jealousy into inspiration and watch your life blossom.
Any girl can achieve “Hot” with makeup, a blowout, a short dress and heels. Witty, charming, self-respecting, elegant and drop-dead smart? That’s gorgeous.
There’s plenty of good guys out there. If a man gives you anxiety, excuses, a reason not to believe him or anything that requires a prescription, he needs to be out of your life.
Having a relationship is not the goal. Having a healthy, happy and loving relationship (with yourself and then someone else) is.
There’s never a reason to be a mean girl. You’re an intelligent, compassionate and professional woman. Carry yourself like one and surround yourself with women who think catty is best reserved for Lindsay Lohan movies.
When it comes to your relationships, spend more time than money, give more compliments than criticisms, and for goodness sake, flash your manners.
A negative imagination is a dangerous, destructive device. Just because they say it, or you think it, doesn’t make it true.
Men who have six packs and great biceps often sustain themselves on a diet consisting of chicken and eggs and will choose the gym over date night with you. Remember that.
It’s OK to be ambitious, but ruthless? Bye, bye Rolodex.
Everyone wants to feel needed, no one wants to deal with needy.
You want to be a boss? Take care of your business.
Don’t spend your time trying to date a baller. Spend it working to become a baller.She who dates a man for money should not complain when he treats her poorly. How do you treat that sweater you bought three years ago?
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, Bye Bye Under Eye concealer and Nars bronzer will give you an about face.
It’s OK to like sex. If you have it with a man who has not shown you that he respects, loves you, or wants to date you before having it, don’t expect having sex with him to change your status quo.
The only way to deal with a bully is to stand up to them.
Just because you ignore it doesn’t make it go away, and just because you rationalize it doesn’t make it right, and just because you want him doesn’t make him right for you.
Men who want to be with you will contact you consistently and respectfully. Men who do not will not. Pretty simple.
Karma is really cause-and-effect. Change your actions, reactions and the way you put yourself out there and you’ll change the way the world responds to you.
Love means different things to different people. When you say “I Love You”, you are taking responsibility for your actions and suggesting you will care about another person and their feelings. If they love you like they love hot dogs and songs on their playlist, that’s not going to do much for you long-term.
Happiness may not always be as easy as making a choice to be happy, but we always have a choice as to how to filter situations we find ourselves in. Is it proof the universe hates us or is it just life?
Smart is sexy. Kind is beautiful.
Everything you want is out there and everything you need to achieve it is inside of you.