This post goes out to all men who might be hesitant to take a chance - and also to the women who think they are not worthwhile...believe me, ladies, you absolutely are.
I thought I would share a short parable that I read recently. I burst out crying upon reading this.
"Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. Most men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they're amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree." -Anonymous
I have been hurt a couple times. As you all know, heartbreak is one of the most painful experiences in the world. To everyone who may be reading this, you are definitely not alone. I have had guys lead me on just to want something that I was not willing to offer. The part that made me cry is the last line...."they just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree." There is the saying "patience is virtue." I do believe in that. But sometimes in life, you have to take hold of a situation and make a move. You do not want to wait until that person gets snatched up from under your nose. Therefore, to all men who may be reading this who are afraid of being rejected...don't be. There is a very high chance that you will NOT be rejected, because she will feel the exact same way.
One of my closest friends is going through a situation such as this one. The guy she admires is afraid to take a chance, and she is silently waiting for him. Waiting silently / feelings of anticipation can also hurt almost as much as heartbreak. I hope with all of my heart that he makes that move, because they deserve to be together!
Writing this was difficult for me, because I am releasing a part of my heart which I am used to hiding within myself. But I felt this was a time to let some of these feelings out. Thank you all for reading. Carpe diem!