Today I am off to a beautiful wedding. It is the celebration of my wonderful friend Debbie’s daughter Alex with her true love John.
What a privilege it is to be invited to a wedding, the meeting of two hearts bonding together in love… forever … ahhhhhemmmmmmmmmmm
The ahhh hemmmmmmm is a little cheeky for me, because I am on my 2nd husband with a lovely relationship inbetween !!!! Ok well those who know me know that I had a rocky road with Love early on in my life… or did I just like wedding cake? My first marriage was not a mistake, that was love. If you have been divorced then don’t think about mistakes, just remember that at one time you had great love for that person and they for you.
So this marriage to Simon is a personal best for us both.. We are celebrating (well I am ) 25 years together in July so that is worth a bottle of decent champagne. I have tried on my wedding dress and my intention is to wear it at 2pm on the 10th July (I still have a few pounds to get shut of – a few salads and a bit more walking netball should do it !!!)
Thinking about weddings though. They are a beautiful thing. My neice got married in March and start to finish it was a perfect day. The rain poured down all day but it made no difference to their great love. It shone, like a star, a radiant glow of love that was reflected majestically – you could not help but feel more love after seeing their marriage.
The arm going around – the eyes locking into each other – the soft, gentle type of love that said, “I am going to love you forever”….
I’ve made mistakes in life. But love has never been a mistake. Love is real and I’ve felt plenty of love (cheeky smile) –
I did marry a great bloke, but it didn’t work out. But that was a love story, and even though we split, nothing changes the early love.
My mind harbours a true feeling of romance and devotion to Simon – It’s been a journey. There have been ups and downs in fact mountains to climb. But as we get older and the kids leave home, you have more time to focus on what love is and how love can shape your life daily. But you don’t need a partner to develop great love. Because it is within us all.
Are you the type that when you hear a song – your heart fills with love and you just want to go and share it with someone?
Well you are a romantic – This can bring pain to you sometimes, especially if things have gone wrong or you are single etc.
So here’s what I wish I had paid more attention to as a young person. The Lyrics of George Benson’s “The Greatest Love Of All”
and that love would be – Self Love
To learn to love yourself, is the Greatest love of all
Now if you have not checked into loving yourself unconditionally, then NOW NOW NOW is the time to learn to love you as you are.
We evolve and change as humans do. But if we have a great love for ourselves and like ourselves then we can be happy with who we are.
We need to develop our confidence, our ability to like who we are, when we are alone. To love of our faces and bodies as we age, to like our personality and know that we are loved. This is our true love.
Caitlin Grey sings of her Black Haired lover, well all very well indeed if you can get that type of love !!!! ooo er mrs
But I’m talking about us walking out everyday down our own “aisle” and loving who we are. Every day put on our hypothetical “wedding dress” (whatever we choose to wear), put on our lip gloss and walk out like it is our wedding day. A dreamy day of love, for ourselves. Look in the mirror and say “I love you” Yes YOU… I really love the bones of ya kid !
So today, start by being totally grateful for you, for me, for us – for our team of love – share your love and compassion with smiles for others, with energy for yourself. Do something that inspires you to feel the love for you. I’m going to listen to George Benson every day so it’s in my head.
We are a team you know, we are connected, if we can show love we will get love in return (as George told us all those years ago) – So it’s decided then…
The Greatest Love of all is inside us all….. Thank you Blog, you have made me elevate my self love today and for that I am really greatful. Day 31 is LOVE DAY… I LOVE YOU (Teach your partner that it’s great to be loved – buy a mug with I love you on it and every time you make them a coffee or tea, use that mug).. eventually they will start making your drinks in it??? (I have tested this theory and now I get the Love Mug) !!! give it a try…
Have a lovely Saturday full of Love.
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