You scream, you plead, you stomp your feet -- and you really don't get anywhere. Wallowing in your own egotism will be about as effective as trying to push an elephant up a hill. If you want other people to sit up and take notice, you need to be available, empathetic and tuned into their current dramas. Most of all, you need to be selfless. Go ahead and accept the fact that even though you do play an important role in the drama, you're not the star of the show.
You've been in situations like this before, and you'll be in ones like this again. In fact, there's little doubt that you learned your lesson last time around. When you find yourself trapped in a corner, don't be afraid to rely on your charm. That is, after all, one of your most potent weapons and one of your most disarming qualities. Let it come out, and let the world see it. As long as you're not being manipulative, you have every right to use what's at your disposal.
Haven't things changed over the years? You used to be shy and insecure, and you used to wonder if anyone would ever notice you. But no more! Rather than fading into the woodwork, do your best to be the center of attention. It shouldn't be very difficult at all! In fact, if you're hoping not to be noticed, you may as well stay home. That is about the only tactic that will work, at least for the meanwhile.
What do you really want? What are you really willing to give in order to get it? While it may seem that these are obvious questions, the truth is that the answers may not be as available as you once thought. You need to spend some time reacquainting yourself with that person in the mirror. If you can face that face and let it be known that you're capable of giving and receiving love and affection, then all should be fine. If not, you may have your work cut out for you.
A moment of clarity descends upon you. Suddenly the doors swing wide open, new light is shed on an old situation and you see things for what they really are. What you once saw as cause for alarm is suddenly a source of comfort. The person you saw as empty and shallow is suddenly revealed to be a friend in disguise! There really is no need to pinch yourself, because you're not dreaming. You can take most of what you hear and all of what you see at face value.
Put away the expensive perfume and quit trying to memorize all those love sonnets. You needn't try so hard to catch someone's attention. All you really need to do is be calm and straightforward, letting them see the side of you that you show everybody else so freely. Bring the real you out of hiding. What makes you so attractive to your peers is your simple and easygoing way. You need to be a little easier on yourself.
The gap between fantasy and reality is getting smaller by the second. You hardly have to think a thought before the cogs start turning and it begins to become reality. Why not use this new power to improve somebody else's life? If you can make that other person's life less complicated, you will be compensated in wondrous ways. Right now you have an odd but charming type of the magic touch. Whatever you point at turns to gold. The only restriction is that you have to be absolutely selfless in the act.
It may take you more than a few tries to get a good grip on your day. You may, in fact, find yourself blinded by sudden flashes of various kinds. Could it be the light that glows from someone's eyes whenever you enter the room? Could it be that someone is quite taken with the way you walk and the way you talk? If you sense this is the case -- or even if you suspect this is the case -- you can make the most of the situation without investing a lot. All you really need to do is grace everyone with your smile.
Just because you've never seen it or heard of it, that doesn't mean it isn't possible, probable or feasible. Someone is trying to show you something about love that you are not yet able to accept. If you, however, are going to rely only on what you have seen, heard and felt up to this point, you may not survive the first round. Open up if you want to become a master. It's worth taking the risk this time.
You've been walking around with a mask on. Although some of your closest friends can see that the mask is a dead-ringer for you, the truth is that it's still a mask. Take steps to bare the real you. You need to get on speaking terms with your deepest emotions. If you strut around thinking that you're neither threatened nor compromised by your most obvious vulnerabilities, someone will more than likely take it as a challenge.
Quit waiting for your Fairy Godparent to show up. You and you alone are the only who can make things happen right now. Nobody is in a position to get the ball rolling for you. Even if things aren't moving in the direction you might have chosen, the important thing is that they're still moving. You've made progress, and you will continue to do so as long as you keep a positive attitude. If you need encouragement, turn to your partner, best friend or favorite family member.
Before you is a golden opportunity to bury the hatchet and begin to restore order to a chaotic friendship. Once you extend the hand, it really doesn't matter what you're holding. The important thing is that the other person be allowed to see, hear and understand what you think of them. You need to realize that there is more going on beneath the surface than you or anyone else is willing to consider. Once you break the ice, chances are very good that you'll get the part of the story you've been missing.