I attended the most love filled, happy wedding. The line “I just want to see you laughing” was what the officiant had them say to each other and then added at the end – “in the purple rain” (Prince), causing everyone to laugh riotously. It was a sweet moment, as the groom is a wonderful musician and singer.
What I loved about this wedding was the outpouring of joy that was obviously felt by everyone present. There was no undercurrent of conflict; there was no drama; there were lots of friends and huge families on both sides who came together, so pleased with this new union. It is what we all wish for ourselves and those we love.
Here are some thoughts on this:
JOY IS AT THE HEART OF WHAT WE ALL WANT
Some people are afraid to claim it. Others seek it with clear intention. Bringing joy into your life is what we all want, yet not everyone understands that it really is possible. When you make decisions that are right for you, joy comes more easily.
If you don’t have enough joy in your life, ask yourself what is blocking it. Make it a priority and pay attention to the choices that make it possible and those that prevent it.
I ACCEPT YOU AS YOU ARE
This was another part of their wedding vows. To be accepted as you are, is also at the heart of a love relationship. To have anything less is a recipe for conflict and disappointment.
Start with yourself. Are you accepting yourself, or always focusing on your flaws? Give yourself the love you desire and model how you want others to see you with appreciation. You don’t have to be perfect.
WHEN YOUR UNION IF RIGHT, EVERYONE CELEBRATES
Those that love and know you will celebrate a union with a partner that is positive for you. It makes all the difference. Lee and I have that, our friends immediately saw that we are a good match. Having that acceptance makes a big difference.
Be discerning, know you deserve what is perfectly right for you. Do not ever settle. There is no good reason for it. To settle for less than what you want, or desire is a set up for future heartache and problems. Make it right.