By Aiyana Ma’at
Yesterday day I was sitting on the couch with my hubby and this commercial came on advertising the new Honda CR-V. My husband was like “Oh yeah, look at this commercial baby”. “The message is messed up”. So, I looked at it and came to the same conclusion that my husband did.
If we’re not careful we (meaning you , me–all of us) can very easily absorb all of the subliminal and not so hidden messages all around us that say:
Marriage is too hard.
Marriage is boring.
Marriage will diminish my dreams.
Marriage will require me to give up my true self.
Marriage means a less exciting life.
Marriage means I have to “grow up” and give up my childhood fantasies and desires.
Marriage means I need to make sure I complete my bucket list before I commit because there is no room for that when you’re married.
But, we want to remind and reinforce to you today what we know to be true cause’ we live it every day:
Marriage is as hard as you make it and there ain’t nothing worth having that’s not worth working hard for.
Marriage is an adventure.
Marriage magnifies your dreams and multiplies your possibilities.
Marriage helps you to give birth to a “you” you never thought possible. You don’t have to give up who you are–you get to be even better.
Marriage is a thrill! It’s so great to have a “partner in crime” to ride the roller coaster of life with.
One of the best parts of marriage is having a friend that truly knows you, loves you, and can hang out with you. Need a movie partner, someone to go with you to the office party you don’t want to go to alone, or someone to confide your childhood dreams to–marriage to someone worthy will give it to you.
As for checking off items on your bucket list? You get to combine them together and cheer each other on as you fulfill your destiny’s one dream at a time.
STOP PLAYING. START PUSHING.