Friday, September 24

Say Yes To Your Life

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." ~ Nelson Mandela

There is a TV Show called Say Yes To The Dress that I watch with my daughter.  Brides go into the store with their family and friends to pick out that perfect dress.  They show what she is looking for in a dress and a little information on what the party she has brought along with her is going to contribute such as financially or input on the dress.  There are numerous occassions where the bride comes out in a dress that she thinks is the perfect dress and someone in the party has nothing good to say about the dress.  After some give and take the bride trys on other dresses.  Eventually if it is a successful experience the bride finds one that makes the party happy, yet also brings tears realizing that the dress she thought was perfect was nice but she would have been settling had she not looked a little longer.  As the mom of a young lady I have tried to teach her that all relationships take work.  However, one should consider if in the beginning you are working to much then one of you is trying to change the other one.  Like that dress that highlights all your features there are relationships that do the same.  That is the yin and the yang to each other.  When you are young life is about having fun, discovering who you are and what you want to do with your life.  Don't settle for something that requires you to change who you are or that you are trying to change who they are.  The reality is a bird and fish can fall in love but where would they live.  Life offers so much potential, don't settle.

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