When I met my ex-husband, we had a whirlwind courtship that lasted only a few months before we got married. We had a great marriage until it wasn’t great anymore. I had this idea that once I got married, things would be easier and that suddenly I was going to be happy every day and that I wouldn’t have to worry about anything.
Wow, was I wrong!
Life is hard and love is complicated. Relationships take a lot of work. You’ve got to stay present in your relationships, you’ve got to be able to communicate, and you’ve got to keep nurturing your relationships to keep the alive and vibrant.
I always knew that life was hard. I’ve been through a lot of things in life, but I always found a way to come out on top.
Love is complicated, but I never really knew that and I didn’t realize it until it was too late.
The movie Jerry Maguire had it all wrong with the line, “you complete me,” relationships aren’t about finding someone to complete you, it’s about finding someone to complement you. It’s not about finding someone to make you happy, it’s about finding someone that you can be happy with. But you have to be happy with yourself first; no one can do that for you. Happiness is an inside job!
Whatever relationships you have in your life, with your family, co-workers, spouse, partner, children, etc., be sure to nurture and care for those folks that are in your life. But above all, be sure to nurture and care for yourself first. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.
Take care of yourself, be nice to yourself, and be well, and until next time – veg in, don’t veg out!
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