|smiling at my friends|
Today I complete 15 years of married life and I want to look at these years with gratitude, not because we are perfect couple. Rather imperfect but at the same time we had the courage to stay together despite all the differences we had and we still have, for each of us are so very unique and different in our thinking, our tastes, likes, dislikes, habits and hobbies ..Yet there is one common factor that has kept us together is our faith in God and our trust in one another.
|St Cecilia's church, 13.10.1999|
There has been challenging situations wherein we could have just given up and found our own paths. .. Thanks to our friends, well wishers and of course prayers that always helped us to re think about our choices and to give ourselves another chance... like in every other joint and extended families we too have had the drama queens and kings who tried to drag us into making our lives into a feature film, creating great stories to sell and entertain themselves. We are grateful to God for the ability to see the toxic being generated due to jealousy and unhappiness that exist in their own lives.
|with Fr Peter Devaraj|
We are glad to have trusted ourselves and our own instincts to stay together; sing along the praises of God and continue our journey of faith in gratitude to what the future holds for us. So today I am glad and I appreciate David for all that he is to me and our family. Fifteen years is a long period and has gone so swiftly… I felt like penning down 15 learnings of my married life with gratitude:
15 learnings for 15 years of married life:
- Appreciate the positive side of each other and have an attitude of gratitude
- Accept the weaknesses; never attempt to change the person; some basic traits will always remain
- Trust one another, its greater than love… it’s better to have a person who trusts you than to have persons who says he loves you and is constantly trying to keep a check on you.
- Pray for one another;
- Send vibrations of peace, love and harmony to each other
- Support one another at all times
- Do not talk ill of each other; let go of the past; what is important is the present and believe in the best.
- Encourage one another in your respective work
- Respect each other
- Giving enough space to pursue what each wants to –whether education, career or anything else that promotes and fosters growth as individuals.
- Laugh loudly and always keep smiling
- Create your own circle of relationships that brings in positive energy, promotes unity and fellowship among one another.
- Counting your blessings … breathe and feel alive.
- Let go of what we cannot control... be aware and keep calm
- Practice kindness and be calm
Feeling blessed & grateful !