Valentine’s Day is a mere twelve hours away and although I don’t really view that day as a big deal at all, it has me thinking about love, life, and what I wholeheartedly believe to be true.
The first thing I believe to be true is what Lynda Barry said: “If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.” Six years ago I must have had a target on my back because love came at me with a vengeance and has not relented since. To make a long story short, I met my husband on-line, he came to meet me and visit, never left, we married, had kids and six years later have finally found our groove.
Make no mistake, it’s been a long, hard road. And yes, there were days that I really wasn’t sure that we’d make it. In all of that however there was one thing that I knew for certain … I loved him and always would no matter what became of us. My instincts told me that he was the “one,” regardless of our fights and arguments. Through much work and effort, things began to “click” and fall into place and I can say without a doubt, we’re happier than we’ve ever been. Truth is, there’s a part of me that knew we’d get here someday.
You see, I am a believer. That’s right, I believe in fate and destiny. I believe in kismet. I believe that what goes around, comes around and you get what you give. I believe in karma and God and the universe. And I believe that you get back at least what you put out. I still wish on shooting stars. I always listen to my inner voice, trust my instincts, and go with my “gut feelings.” I believe in true love and soulmates and mind over matter. I subscribe to the power of positive thinking. I do believe that there is someone for everyone. And I’m absolutely certain that true love finds you when you least expect it. I believe you can have your cake and eat it too. And I believe love conquers all. Mostly, I believe in the power of faith and believing.
Maybe these things don’t exist. Maybe they don’t work. But I believe they do and maybe that’s all that matters.
So for those of you that have not yet found that special someone … take heart and believe because they are out there … waiting. The upside is that you know that you’ve got at least one really amazing day ahead of you – the day you find each other. For those of us who have found love, we can heed John Lennon’s words:
“We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it.”
So this Valentine’s Day, or Monday or any day, embrace the love that surrounds you—whether it’s a family member, a great friend, a furry loyal companion, a little one that thinks you are the whole world, or a soulmate that makes your heart stop. Discover the love you want and need, have faith in it, take a deep breath and simply … believe.