The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don’t find very often, then that is what love is all about. – Bruce Forsyth
This Friday was my first wedding anniversary to share with Michael! Because of that, I took the opportunity to look back at the newsletter that I wrote a year ago to see what I said. And, I’m happy to say that I still feel the same way about commitment. It’s been a journey of getting to know each other in new ways and learning how to accept each other in a deeper and deeper way and also learning how to be more “transparent” and vulnerable. It hasn’t been easy, after being single for so many years, but it’s certainly been rewarding; in so many ways. And, I know now, more than ever, that commitment has been the “thread” that has helped to deepen this sacred relationship.
So, I’d like to share the same words that I wrote one year ago. They are still true today.
“The moment you commit to love – whether it’s in the form of a romantic relationship, a friendship, a project, a pet, or just by doing everything with love on a daily basis – you are sending out a very loud and clear message: you are a source of love and a channel for positive emotions and beautiful occurrences. This creates a chain reaction because your loved ones echo your feelings, and magnify the love to the Universe and to everyone and everything in it. This love will come back to you multiplied; and your commitment to this love becomes the source of your strength. By committing to love, you are making a huge contribution to the happiness of this world – something that is more necessary now than ever. ”
How do you commit to love in your daily life? I’m eager to hear back from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(P.S. There’s a little video of the ceremony (from last year) right below, in case you want to watch it! Of course, I cried tears of joy when I saw it again.)