Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Behind Every Gentleman is a Lady



As Valentine's Day approaches I've been thinking about love and relationships. Some say that we get what we give in life while many are convinced that we attract what we are. Others like Oprah and Maya Angelou through experience have learned that, "We teach others how to treat us". I believe these are all true statements.

How we communicate with those around us (in particular the men in our lives) shows them how we would like to be treated. It also provides a clue as to what we value (and if we value and respect ourselves at all). While it is not our responsibility per se, as women I believe our actions & behavior prompt a man's desire to be more chivalrous and refined. If this is true, we hold great power with our actions and words to positively transform a large population of men who have forgotten what it truly means to be a gentleman. 



What do YOU think? The image above is what I posted on Facebook today and the comment/question that I posed, I've never seen so much feedback in just one hour! Pop by and see for yourself. Now, I'd love to hear your thoughts and personal experiences by leaving a comment below or feel free to join the conversation with us on our Facebook Page.

I don't know about you but with the man in my life, I've learned that when I shower him with love, I get it back; when I show an increased level of respect, I receive more in return; when I make time for him, he sets aside some time for me also; when I demand more of myself to be my best for him, he raises the bar for himself also to be his best for me. Of course the opposite of this is true as well. Ladies, let's be leaders because behind every gentleman is a lady, whether it be his wife, mother or girlfriend.
 
Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week! :)




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6 comments:

  1. Very well written karla, very impressed with your blog! its so very gorgeous and i agree with you that we should be more careful and cautious how we represent ourselves and behave. its very important. totally true. thanks for following me! following you back on GFC :))

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  2. WE can follow each other thru Google Plus as GFC is gonna be disconnected by March 1. Here is my link :) look forward to see u! https://plus.google.com/u/0/107317076688493327328/

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  3. Karla, I agree absolutely. I feel so badly when women allow themselves to be treated badly or settle for less than they deserve. Being a lady is something to be proud of. Hold our heads high, and walk away if we are not respected.

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  4. Love this post Karla. respect is one of the most important things a relationship can have. When I go the extra mile so does my hubby. When he goes the extra mile so do I. Perfect post for upcoming valentines!
    XO
    Kristin

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  5. We definitely reap what we sow in relationships. I've been married 23 years and my husband and I still do our best to treat each other just as we did when we were dating. Sometimes I'm appalled by the way my a couple of my friends talk about their husbands and treat them-and then they're surprised when their husbands don't treat them well. You're so right when you said that you teach people how to treat you.

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  6. Oh, I couldn´t agree more with you, Karla! How can we expect the others to respect us if we don´t respect ourselves? I will keep this post close, so I don´t forget!

    Happy Monday!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

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