> Good Black Men are indeed all around us. We pass them on the streets, in > the malls, and at work. Most we can't see because we don't know what a > good man really looks like. He usually isn't flashy enough or rich enough > to turn our heads. He might not wear a suit or push a Lexus. He might not > have a body like Tyson with a Denzel face. But, as you mature, you > realize it's better to find someone who's got your back rather than > someone who turns your head. > > A good man doesn't agree wholeheartedly with everything you say. He > doesn't just tell you what you want to hear and do the opposite. He > doesn't declare how sensitive, sweet, caring, sincere, etc. he is (he > won't have to because it shows). He has his own opinions and yours may > clash, but he doesn't have to degrade you to prove he's right. He even > admits at times to being wrong, especially if you are willing to do the > same. > > A good man is not going to meet every item on your checklist. He is > human with frailties and faults mixed in with all of his wonderful, > strong attributes. He needs your love and respect. He needs to feel that > you don't live to catch him doing something wrong so you can declare, > 'Aha! I knew you were a dog!' > > A good man isn't insecure about his woman having great achievements. In > fact, he is her number one supporter and becomes disappointed with her > when she begins to lose herself, especially for the sake of not hurting > his feelings, or only wanting to make him happy. His happiness comes > with seeing her excel in her dreams and accomplishing her goals. As she > excels and is exalted, a good woman will bring her good man right along > with her. > > A good man doesn't necessarily give you a huge birthday or Valentine's > gift. He shows his love in the ways that are comfortable to him. Don't > judge him by TV standards. No one is really living a fairy tale. You'll > miss out on your own fairy tale by buying into the myth that our men are > no good. It's just not true. > > A good black man is a man of his word. He says what he means and means > what he says. His word is his bond. He never leaves you wondering if he > is going to call or show up - he is dependable. A good black man has a > love and a heart for Spirit. As his relationship and love with and for > Spirit grows so will his relationship and love with and for you grow... > > Pass this along to some of the Good Black Men you know and a few women > that need to read it ... So that they can recognize a good black man. A FRIEND OF MINE EMAILED ME THIS...IT IS SO TRUE ! WE ALWAYS PASS UP GOOD MEN.