Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Motivation: Desire Me, Respect Me; Oh, the TEMPtation

To be desired; a sense of longing for a person or object or hoping for an outcome is a powerful emotion. To be tempted is to be inviting or attractive to something or someone and some would say it's an attempt to get someone to do wrong.

"All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can't be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot."~Henry War Beecher
Every day we are tempted by something; to eat a burger or not? To run the light or wait? To speak or study to be quiet?   Heck, Adam and Eve were tempted in the garden and we see how that went down.  My thought is everyone is capable of all things; I am a firm believer that men need an opportunity and women simply a reason.  However, spare me the thought of "the devil made me do it".  The devil, nor anyone else or anything, forces us to make these bad choices and yield to temptation. Sin is our choice. Temptation is something that we know is wrong, but our flesh wants to do it anyway. 

I've been seeing clips from the upcoming Tyler Perry movie TEMPTATION and also various groups having what they consider open discussions on the topic.  In the movie this one line really has me thinking - "I want to feel alive, I want to feel wanted".  So let's talk about it!

Everyone wants to feel alive, wanted, desired and in the end respected.  Every Thursday many of us watch Olivia and that man have so much fire that it's amazing they are able to show it on regular television.  We all long for the type of fire that happened when love was new.  We've read about it in Shades of Grey, seen it on television and if we're honest, envisioned it in our heads.

Where has this type of passion gone?  Have we gotten so caught up in our day to day lives that we've failed to pay attention?  Have we taken our mates for granted or do we feel so low about ourselves that the first wink turns us on?

Chantelle Taylor-Bittings, wife, mother and owner of Chantelle Bittings, LCPC a Professional Certified Therapist believes that "small changes can yield lifetime results" shares her feelings on the topic.
"I feel that it is easier to focus on who is not stroking your fire rather than reigniting the flame yourself. Fire needs oxygen. Turn to your neighbor and say: Breathe on me!!!"
Afraid to speak openly and honestly on the topic? That's fine, at least be honest with yourself!

Sharon Patrice Simply Perfect Peace Events, Inc. and Designs by Shay, the Blog "My Journey, My Way, My LIFESTYLE ~ Celebrating Love, Laughter and Everything in Between..." You or your brand interested in a review? Getting married or having a social event and need assistance? Email Me For All Your Event Planning Needs.

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