I’m Marrying Chick-Fil-A

Not a week can go by without someone asking me why I am not married or what I am looking for in a man.  Simple answer?  When I meet Chick-Fil-A, I’ll get married.  Here’s why:

  1. Chick-Fil-A loves Jesus. They make choices based on Christian principles.  They are closed on Sundays.  They put belief before the cost of losing worldly success.  They are convicted.
  2. They use real chicken! My husband will be real.  He won’t be leftover chicken parts whipped together, rolled out, and cookie cut into the shape of a man.  He’ll be 100% organic real man.  He’ll be so true and authentic in all that he is and does.
  3. His customer service will be phenomenal! Chick-Fil-A makes you feel like they’ve been waiting all day just to make you feel special.  You don’t ever have to ask twice and they bring a smile to your face.  They swoop in and pick up your mess when you don’t even know you’ve made one.  They refill your drink, so you’re never thirsty.  “My pleasure” is their motto.
  4. I have never been in a nasty Chick-Fil-A. My husband will love his body and wash his tail.  You would think I would not have to say that, but it’s some nasty men out here, y’all.  Not only will my husband take pride in his physical temple, he’ll work every day to be pure at heart.
  5. Chick-Fil-A has the best sauce selection ever, and they give you as many as you ask for without charging extra.  The man I marry will be so saucy.  Sometimes he’ll be tangy like honey mustard. Other times sweet and savory like BBQ.  Some days he’ll be Zesty like buffalo. Other days he’ll be spicy like Siracha!  But even on the worst days, he’ll be my Polynesian sauce, my favorite, the only one that goes well with everything.
  6. My future bae will be waffle fries. I love potatoes in general, but I will go out of my way for waffle fries.  They are unique, flavorful, perfectly salted, rare and I will fight somebody behind my waffle fries.
  7. Anyone who knows me knows, I don’t like sweet tea, but for some reason I will drink Chick-Fil-A’s sweet tea! My husband will be the exception.
  8. Have you ever noticed that no matter how many cars are in line at Chick-Fil-A you never have to wait? How is it possible?  They are organized!  They have a plan.  They know when they will need the most help, and they put people in place to ensure the job gets done.  Chick-Fil-A workers will stand outside in the rain with an iPad and a parasol to ensure things go well.  My husband will be a man with goals, an actionable plan, and pieces set in place to move us forward through life.
  9. Chick-Fil-A billboards are simple, yet hilarious. My husband will make me crack up.  He’ll have a sense of humor that will inspire me to laugh even when the day is hard.
  10. I’ve never had a bad meal at Chick-Fil-A. There is no substitute or cheaper equal to Chick-Fil-A. No matter where I am, no matter if I have Chick-Fil-A money or not, no matter if a thousand chicken restaurants open in the city, I always come back to Chick-Fil-A.  There will be times when we will disagree, times when we don’t get along, times when we have to sit quietly in separate rooms so we don’t kill one another, men will throw themselves at me, but my husband will be Chick-Fil-A.  There won’t be another like him, no substitute; no one else will get my business.  There will be no other chicken love but him.

Don’t Settle for Mediocrity

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Photo Courtesy of  Great Performers Academy

As some of you know, this has been a ROUGH 18 months to say the least.  Lots of ups and downs, bumps and bruises, cuts and scrapes.  The ones who know me best know that no matter how many times I fall, I am always going to get back up again.  Others seem to think that I am living a charmed life which is far from the truth.  What I am living—and have been living long before it became a popular song—is my best life.  I decided long ago that settling for being mediocre was NEVER going to be an option in my life.  For that same reason, my circle is very small.  People around me know that I expect everyone to strive to be the best version of themselves.  Self-work isn’t for everyone…I get that.  But when you choose to settle for the easiest life, you become accustomed to being mediocre.  You do yourself and the world a grave injustice.  I hope this list will shake you up and get all the good stuff out of the bottom of your life’s glass and into the mix.

 

Ten things to remember:

  1. You owe yourself EVERYTHING. You are too everything to settle.
  2. As you walk in your purpose, do not accept littleness in the place of your magnitude.
  3. The power of the Most High within you will support every effort you make to walk in your purpose.
  4. Remember that God offers his glory to the world through you.
  5. You don’t have to strive for greatness. It’s already in you. But you do have to strive against doing “just enough to get by.”
  6. Neither give nor take mediocrity.
  7. When you choose to half-step or do anything in a mediocre manner, this is your evaluation of yourself. You have judged yourself less worthy.
  8. Mediocrity will never make you content or give you peace.
  9. Don’t surround yourself with a tribe of mediocre people or all you will ever do is “measure up.” No one rises to low standards.
  10. Every time you think about living a life that flies below the radar, ask yourself: “Do I want to be a hostage to mediocrity or a host to magnitude?”

#level up

10 Things about Love/Relationships

  1. All relationships that lack God are “unnatural.”
  2. It is impossible to understand love outside of God.
  3. Don’t let your relationship with anyone stand in as a substitute for your relationship with your Self.
  4. Love is freedom. As you release it, it releases you.
  5. Two people becoming one should not mean one decreases the magnitude of the other’s light.
  6. Two halves do not make a whole…they make a hole.
  7. Love should not be self-betrayal.
  8. Consider the hows and whys of your value of a person and you may find that you do not love him/her at all. You only love what they do for you.
  9. Don’t accept the illusion of love in place of real love.
  10. Hell= Two people laying the parts of themselves they no longer want on the altar hoping the other person will know what to do with “leftovers” as an offering and calling it love.

–Sean Johnson