I am currently reading "Meeting Your Half Orange" by Amy Spencer and I just have to say that it is the ultimate bible for single woman in this world.
half-orange (haf or’inj) n., translation of the Spanish phrase mi media naranja, which means “my half-orange”; use to describe, in love, one’s sweetheart, one’s beautifully perfect other half.
Not only has this book been eye opening, but it has really turned me upside down and shaken me! "HELLO NICHOLLE!", shake shake shake!! I am picturing myself upside down right now with stuff falling out of my pockets, such as: low self esteem, "why doesn't he like me?" kind of questions, self-doubt, pessimism. This book has changed and/or made me more perceptive of my attitude, actions and overall lookout on life. I mean, literally, I feel like every chapter I have read so far has been written just for me.... as if Amy Spencer has been watching my every move, not just with relationships, but with every life decision, and said "Ok Nicholle, this one's for you, pay attention!".
If you have a friend, sister, cousin, any girl who is single and looking for her half orange, her soul mate, her love of her life......... then please, please buy her this book. I have also heard married woman have read this book and even gained from Amy's words. It doesn't just pertain to relationships, but career changes, getting what you want, and knowing you'll get it cause you deserve it!
Some quotes from the book (all by Amy Spencer) that I loved:
"It's not your job to figure out how you're going to bring your dream relationship to you. It's your job to want it!" Amy Spencer
This quote reminds me of the quote I have on the end of my email: "Life is to be felt, not just figured out."
"Our thoughts are not merely reactions to events, they change what ensues."
"If you don't believe it can happen, then you're holding yourself back from letting it happen!"
"Your thoughts change your body language and energy, and your body language and your energy can change your life."
"You attract what you think about, focus on, and feel!"
"Become the happy woman NOW who you want to be in your happy relationship LATER."
"Dress from the inside out."
"Anything that's really worth doing in life makes you want to throw up before doing it." (She's talking about nervous energy, the butterflies, the excitement, etc...)
"I believe the happier I am, the more likely he'll come along. And the more authentically me I am, the more I'll know for sure if he's right for me when I meet him."