Monday, March 31, 2014

Relationship Food-for-Thought

Love me with every ounce of your soul. I want to feel your love, see your love, taste your love, and be in love. I want my body to crave you and ONLY you. I want a love that represents strength. A love that's genuine from the inside-out. When I have thoughts of you, I want a big smile to come across my face. And, when we're apart, I want to be near you. I want your touch to send chills down my spine. I want you to hold me close and be gentle with me.

I want you to treat me with the utmost respect. Love and be kind to me when I'm having a bad day. Can you do that baby? Can you do that for me? Can you love me unconditionally? I want to feel and know that I'm important to you. I want to know in my heart that you appreciate me, and you value what we have. Can you do that baby? Can you do that for me? Can you love me unconditionally? I want your support when I set goals for myself. I want to know that I've got a friend in you. I want to trust you and trust your words. I want to be able to walk next to you and hold my head up high with confidence. Are you getting this baby, do you hear what I'm saying?

I need your help, and I would appreciate it if you would take the initiative sometimes. I can't do it all by myself. We're supposed to be a team, right? Realize when I'm tired and need a break. It would be nice if you would do things without me having to ask you. Real nice! How about making MY day? I put my all into our relationship and family. Yes, I'm strong! But, help from my mate would be appreciated and welcomed. Are you getting this baby? Do you hear what I'm saying? 

Note: I wanted to give my readers some food-for-thought today. Do you see yourself in this passage?

- Stephanie Lahart (Author & Poet)   

Sunday, March 2, 2014


When I was a young adult, I experienced something that almost broke my self-esteem. There was an ad in the newspaper for a job that I felt was perfect for me. Without hesitation, I called in hopes of getting an interview. When I went to the interview, the hiring manager leaned back in his chair, looked me directly in my eyes, and told me that I was TOO confident. As you could imagine, I was very confused. I mean, isn’t that what employers are looking for? Somebody who’s confident in themselves and their capabilities? Somebody who’s self-motivated, dedicated, dependable, positive, and a team player.

I learned a lot that day. I learned that some people are intimated by greatness in others. I learned that some people aren’t confident in themselves, so they don’t want to bring on anybody that they feel would be any kind of competition. I also learned that some people abuse their position as a manager or supervisor. It’s reality! Many people who are in these positions battle with their own insecurities.

I’ll leave you with this: Don’t ever let somebody else make you feel less than. Know who you are as a person. Do NOT downplay your capabilities. If you go to a job interview, and they don’t hire you, don’t sweat it. You want to be with a company that values you anyways. You want to work for a company that sees your capabilities, and are willing to allow you to grow with the company, allowing you to utilize your talents for the good of the company. You don’t want to work for a company that’s going to hold you back. Trust me! You have some companies out there that operate as such.

Don’t you dare hold your head down and think that you aren’t good enough. Stay ambitious no matter what! Hold your head up. The perfect opportunity will open up for you. Keep a positive attitude, stay focused, and don’t lose your drive. Your time will come. And when it does, don’t hold back. Stay true to yourself.

- Stephanie Lahart (Author & Poet)