Thursday, January 19, 2012

Why Not the Leading Lady???

Hi everyone!
It is really amazing the power that words can hold over our lives.  One of my favorite chick-flick movies is The Holiday.  This heart-warming movie contained a line that has just resonated with me as of late.  The character Arthur Abbot, played by Eli Wallach, gives Iris, played by Kate Winslet, a piece of advise in the movie that I think all women, young and old, should hear.
 Iris, in the movies, we have leading ladies and we have the best friend. You, I can tell, are a leading lady, but for some reason, you're behaving like the best friend.”
So I cannot help but ponder this question.  Why is this??  Why do so many women, both young and old, think that all they are worthy of is being the “best friend”; why not the “leading lady”?  Is it because society has forgotten what a lady actually is, let alone a leading lady?  Have women forgotten that God made them to be pursued after and not to be the pursuer, so they settle for being the “best friend” instead of their Prince Charming’s “leading lady”? 
Do not let the media and the world fool you girls, yes men do want women who are strong and independent, not just ones looking for a paycheck, but they also all long for a lady. 
So where did we lose our way?  This is something that spans across all ages, economic classes, and family backgrounds.  In Beth Moore’s book, So Long Insecurity, she points out that as women are now, more than any other time in history at a distinct disadvantage.  Though no one can argue that technology has brought amazing benefits to our lives, it has also brought with it a whole host of negative as well.  All forms of media Photoshop even the tiniest of models leaving the smallest of women feeling like there is something wrong with them. 
While whittling away at women’s self-esteem, technology has also convinced the men that the woman they want to bring home to meet momma is worthy of a spot in a Victoria Secret catalog.   Ok, admit it, who wouldn’t want to look like one of these women, but out of millions and millions of women in the world, the women that fall into this category are few and far between.
Don’t let this burst your bubble and send you looking for the Oreos, let it empower you to take some time to sit down and identify what makes you you!  Realize that in someone’s world you are "the best thing since sliced bread".  You deserve to be the leading lady and if you aren’t, then you may just be in the wrong movie.  :D  When you are in the right place, at the right time, you will be their leading lady and you will be the one they want to take home to meet momma!!

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