1. It doesn’t matter where you are or whether there is a bed around or not, you will be able to fall asleep if you try.
2. No matter how noisy it is, you can sleep through basically anything.
Nice try, but there’s no way I’m waking up for that.
3. And you definitely don’t need a room to be pitch black to be able to take a little siesta.
4. You completely and utterly dread waking up in the morning.
5. And your alarm clock is basically the devil.
6. You literally can’t understand how anyone can get by with less than eight hours of sleep a night.
Honestly, eight is at the low end of your sleep spectrum.
7. Your morning coffee doesn’t really seem to have any effect.
8. And even when you try another one, it doesn’t really help.
There is no caffeine strong enough to break through this sleepiness.
9. You need to get up and walk around every once in a while so you don’t snooze at your desk.
10. Or, if you have them, you must resist the temptation of working from the office couches.
11. You always wonder if it’s worth it to take a nap when you get home from work since you’re just going to fall asleep for the night in a few hours anyway.
12. Sometimes your friends invite you out, but you kind of just want to get in bed.
13. The weekends have become a sacred time for you.
14. There are times on the weekend when you’ll go back to sleep only a few hours after waking up, and you don’t feel any shame about it.
15. Though you do often struggle to decide between getting brunch and staying in bed.
16. You have to be extra careful not to “rest your eyes” because you WILL pass out.
17. Any exercise makes you immediately want to climb right in bed afterward.
“Ten jumping jacks? I think I deserve a little nap.”
18. You’re always a little nervous that you’ll doze off in a dark movie theater.
19. You’re so used to having bags under your eyes that it doesn’t even faze you anymore when people bring it up.
20. Buses and planes may be uncomfortable, but you get so tired that you can sleep on them anyway.
21. It’s inevitable that after a bit of drinking you’ll end up needing to excuse yourself to go catch some Z’s.
22. And you consider it a late night if you manage to stay out past 11:30.
23. You often find yourself procrastinating because you just become too tired to finish your tasks without a quick nap.
24. You are outrageously jealous of animals like sloths that just get to chill and rest all day long.
25. Your bed is probably the most important thing you own.
26. Because being tired isn’t just a physical feeling for you. It’s a way of life.
“Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.” (Genesis 30:22, NIV)
There’s a young lady in the scripture by the name of Rachel. She wanted to have a baby so badly. God put this dream in her heart. Year after year went by and she couldn’t conceive a child. At the same time, her sister Leah had a baby. Rachel was happy for her, congratulated her, but all the while, she kept praying and believing God for her own baby. But, still it didn’t happen.
Well, Leah had another baby, and another, and another. And of course, it’s good to be happy for others. It’s good to rejoice with them, but God doesn’t want you to just celebrate everybody else’s victory. He wants you to have your own, too. He wants to give you the desires of your heart. He wants you to be celebrated.
Rachel did her best to keep praying and believing. But after years of frustration, seeing her sister have babies and her not having her own, she got discouraged and said, “Hey, this is my lot in life. It’s never going to happen.” The one thing I love about God–just because we give up on a dream doesn’t mean that God gives up on the dream. The scripture says, “God remembered Rachel.” It doesn’t say that Rachel remembered God. This is how much God wants you to fulfill your destiny. It says, “God remembered Rachel, answered her prayer and gave her a baby.”
Friend, God is so loving. He’s so merciful. Even when we become too discouraged to believe, God does not forget what He’s promised. You may feel like Rachel. Your life hasn’t turned out the way you had hoped. You worked hard, you put forth the effort, but it didn’t work out. Now you’re kind of thinking, “Hey, I’m never going to be happy again. I’ll never be married. I’ll never accomplish my dreams.” No, God not only remembers you, He remembers the promise He put in you. He knows what He’s destined you to do. You may have already said, “Forget it; it’s never going to happen.” The good news is that you don’t have the final say; God has the final say. And He says, “What I started in your life, I’m going to finish. That dream you gave up on, God didn’t give up on it. He remembers you and the dreams He’s placed within you!
*Originally posted by Joel Osteen on 3/14/2014
It’s always refreshing to meet a man who is easy to please. One that doesn’t require much, has low expectations and who is okay with me just the way that I am. On one hand it makes me want to do more so that he’ll be even more impressed with me and on the other hand, it makes me want to do less because what I was already doing was probably more than enough! It’s good not to have high expectations, but what if they’re too low?
If someone doesn’t expect too much from me, is that a good thing or a bad thing? Someone who has low expectations may cause me to get bored with them or worse yet, breed resentment for not expecting more (or better) from me. Think of it like a student who is not being challenged in school – if getting straight A’s comes too easily, then that student will get bored and may potentially find themselves distracted with the wrong things outside of the classroom. In the same sense, if a man is satisfied with me doing the bare minimum, I may get bored and look for a distraction or some excitement outside of our relationship.
Besides, how am I supposed to be a better woman when the man I’m with likes me just the way I am? There’s no incentive to be better, do more for him or work harder in the relationship when what I’m already doing works just fine. It’s good that I don’t need to change but who couldn’t stand to be improved, even if it’s just in some areas? Why should anyone be happy with the way they currently are? Or be happy enough to stay the same? Why wouldn’t you work to improve who you are, the way you look or the way you treat your significant other? We should all want to be better, not stay just the same.
So what do I want? I want a man who is going to push me to be a better woman. A man who sees the potential in me to do more than I could’ve done without him. Someone who doesn’t want me to stay the way I am & expects more from me. I don’t want him to be pushy or too demanding about it, but I just don’t want him to be okay with mediocrity. If I’m not okay with it from him, why should he be okay with it from me?
At the end of the day, I don’t want a man who is okay with me ‘just the way I am.’ I think I have so much growing to do & if he’s satisfied with the way I am now then things may not work out for us in the long run.