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Keep Your Standards High: There’s No Point In Settling For Less Than You Deserve


Yes, it is hard.

It’s hard finding someone who understands you. Someone who sees the real you and accepts you with all of your madness. It’s hard finding a person who reads your mind and gets you like no one else. It’s hard opening yourself to another person after being hurt one too many times. It’s hard finding your other half in this crazy world nowadays.

But that shouldn’t pressure you into lowering your standards and settling for less.

It shouldn’t rob you of your faith that there is someone out there for you as well.

It shouldn’t take away your hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow.

It shouldn’t make you turn your back on love forever.

True love exists. It’s out there. And one day, you will feel it. You will experience it in all its glory and realize that everything before that moment hasn’t really been love. One day you will find that pairing soul. That person that you were always meant for. And this feeling will be out of this world. It will be something beyond your imagination. One day you will learn how to give and receive love. This person will fill both your heart and soul and bring joy, laughter, tranquility, and inspiration into your life. And for the first time in your life, you will feel that you can finally say… I am in love.
















Now those are moments worth living for.

That’s why it is important to keep your spirit alive and keep those standards up. There is no point in settling down. Especially not when it comes to love.

The more you accept things that don’t make you happy, the more miserable your life is going to be. To more you say yes to people who aren’t on the same page as you, the more disappointed you will be. The more you shrink yourself for others, the more you lose your worth. And ultimately you end up hating yourself, your life, and everyone in it. Trust me. I know exactly how it goes. Because not so long ago, I was there. Right there where you stand right now. And if it wasn’t for my sister who thankfully put some sense into my head, I wouldn’t be here preaching this to you.

You deserve much more than the average life you want to settle for. And as much as it feels hard to imagine finding love right now, I want you to know that it is possible. True love exists. But it is only possible if you believe in it. If deep inside your heart know it’s real. So, please do. Keep your faith, keep your trust, keep those hopes up, keep the attitude, and be grateful for every experience that you’ve been faced with. It’s all for you. All for your own good.

And please… Do yourself a favor and stay alone, my dear. Stay alone until you find someone who deserves everything you have to give. Everything your heart has to offer.

Don’t waste yourself on people who are wrong for you. Don’t force it if it doesn’t feel right. There is no point in settling for less than you deserve…

Stephanie Reeds