The Older You Get

Morning Word
It’s nice to have someone you can celebrate small victories with when you have been losing for such a long time. It’s nice to have someone who can make you forget all the pain you have been through when their love comes at the right time. To be loved by the right person genuinely and unconditionally is truly one of the best feelings in the world. The older you get, the more you end up cherishing the small things in life. You end up cherishing having someone worth waking up to. You end up cherishing comfortable silences with deep talks and slow back rubs. You end up cherishing making beautiful memories together. You end up cherishing finally having someone who understands you on a level that no one else has before. You end up appreciating the fact that even when you both disagree on certain things, your love for each other will always bring you both back to each other. The older you get, the more you end up wanting the things out of life that money can’t buy…. like being in love with the right person.
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Her Trusting Your Lead

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She has to trust your ability to lead. I mean she can navigate fine all by herself but being led by a man driven by a purpose is always better. It means that he actually cares about where the two of them are going. Are you someone her father would respect? Are you someone her mother would welcome with open arms? And if she has children, are you the right kind of role model to have around them? The last thing a focused woman wants is an unfocused man. She was perfectly content with how her life was before you walked into it making her feel special off of a whole bunch of lies. Before you try being “The Man” in her life, it’s important to make sure that you are “A Man” in yours first and foremost. Only an immature man will stop a woman in her tracks just to waste her time.
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Fighting

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It’s one thing to fight for a relationship but, it’s a completely different thing to keep fighting with someone because they do not want to be in a relationship with you. You should not have to keep fighting with someone for them to accept you in their life in a certain capacity. It’s simple. We all make time for what we want and who we want to remain in our lives. If someone displays clears signs that they do not want to be with you, just accept it and move on. You should not have to keep convincing someone to keep you in their life. It should not be such a struggle for someone to make room for you in their life if they truly love you. If they cant make the effort of keeping you in their life, chances are they probably won’t make the effort with keeping you happy either. Wait on someone who welcomes you and your love into their life with loving open arms. Fighting for love and fighting with someone to love you back are two completely different things.
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He wanted to be the man

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Something about his presence made her feel safe. Something about his energy gave her a certain kind of peace that she has never felt with any man before. He genuinely cared about her. He wanted to know things about her that no other man cared to know before. He wanted to know the secret behind her beautiful smile. He wanted to know about her long term dreams & goals and how he could be a part of helping her achieve them. He wanted to know what she has been through so he could understand her scars and love her on a deeper level. When he looked at her, all he saw was an amazing woman. He wanted to be the man that broke down all her barriers. He wanted to be the man that changed her perception of there being no good men left. He wanted to be the man that sparked her belief in love again. He wanted to be her center of peace, in the middle of her storm.
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Love Yourself

The healthiest people to love are the people that truly love themselves. When you love who you are, something about your spirit just seems very inviting to other people. It isn’t a facade. It’s not an act that you have to keep up with. When you love who you are, you will walk in love. When you love who you are, you will speak to other people from a place of love. When you love who you are, you will handle another person’s heart from a place of love. When you love who you are, you will spend more time highlighting someone else’s positive traits instead of marking up their negative flaws. When you love who you are, you won’t walk around feeling like other people are beneath you because your heart will be set up and conditioned to see everyone else as your equal. Love your neighbor like you love yourself. In other words, if you can’t fall in love with yourself and “Stay There”, How do you expect to manage staying in love with someone else?”
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Find Someone

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It’s about having someone who is willing to walk through the hard times with you. It’s about having someone who sees all of the beauty inside of you that everyone else overlooked. The goal when it comes to love should never be about finding someone who is perfect. The goal should always be to find someone who is worth it. If you already know that you are not a finished product, why are you expecting someone else to be? Find someone who you can go through healthy progressions with without giving you a headache. Find someone who has a healthy heart. Someone who won’t allow their pains from the past to influence how they treat you. Someone family oriented building towards the future. Someone who isn’t afraid to dream to big. Someone you can have fun with but also enjoy peace and quiet with. Love is so beautiful when you know it makes sense to have a certain person in your life.
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Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself

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Stop using your past to gauge whether or not love is coming into your life. Stop looking back if you are really looking forward to having someone special one day. When you look back on your past, you should be looking back with a mindset of learning from your mistakes. You should be looking back remembering that what you have been through, will always aid you towards growing into a better person. Stop feeling like you are cursed or that you have bad luck because you have been through a few bad situations with a few bad people. All of us go through trials. All of us have been through a few things designed to break our spirit, faith and beliefs. However, life always gives us the gift of redemption and the gift of bouncing back. You could be hurting today and end up being happy tomorrow. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Learn to be more proud, patient and positive as great things start to take place in your life.
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Best Foot Forward

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All you can do is put your best foot forward when you are trying to love someone. You may not have complete control over the outcome but at least you can hang your hat on the fact that you gave it your all and didn’t ride the fence like some people do. Most people don’t understand that being in love requires you to give someone the power to crush or cherish your heart all at the same time. The most beautiful flowers in the garden are the ones who never block their own sunlight. And just because it didn’t work out with one person, it doesn’t mean that the sun still won’t shine your way tomorrow. God will remove people from your life that you love even when you don’t understand why at the time. But there is a heart out there worth loving you with your name written on it. Just be patient, they are coming when you least expect it…
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Romance

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My younger generation seems to have forgotten the importance of romance in relationships. It’s not always about sex. It’s not always about being physical. Sometimes you can experience a greater high and a greater connection with your mate simply by being romantic. Romance can be flowers and chocolates out the blue for no reason at all. Romance can be candle lit dinners with soft music playing in the background. Romance can be running your mate a hot bubble bath with rose petals in the tub and then giving them a full body massage once they finish taking their bath. Romance can be long emotional text messages expressing how much your mate has changed your life since the moment you met them. Romance is about stirring up deep emotional fires within each other and building the anticipation to put out each other’s flame.
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Work On You

You have to be comfortable with being by yourself first before you can feel comfortable with being with someone else. Allow yourself time to grow before your next relationship. Allow yourself time to work out personal issues that you know you struggle with when you are with someone else. Just because you are a good person, it doesn’t mean that it is a good time to put yourself back out there yet. Learn to exercise more patience with yourself and more patience with your love. Remember that you want to give yourself the best possible chance at succeeding in your next relationship. All you can do is work on you and pray that whoever you end up with has invested the same time into themselves as well.
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