If you are free
Try to fall
Do not hold on to anything
Do not be afraid
To the arms of the one you love
Without second thoughts
Let go of all your doubts
And you’ll see
Loving when you’re on a freefall
Is one of the best thing
Reflecting for the past days have been helpful. I was able to answer questions myself since I can’t find it anywhere else. Also, I spent most of the time in Youtube searching for songs that I can connect with. Found a lot and downloaded them all. Now I find myself memorizing the lines and singing them non-stop in the washroom (I am such a concert queen, lol).
There’s a certain song that I had on repeat for a while. Not sure if you are familiar with the song “Delicate” by Damien Rice. The chorus line says, “Why’d you fill my sorrow with the words you borrowed from the only place you know, why’d you sing halleluiah if it means nothing to you, why’d you sing with me at all?”. Sad isn’t it? So I realized, I should not sing halleluiah for anyone at this time. I realized that after five relationships, (all failed, some tried to win me back but I do not give out second chances, I just don’t believe in them, once is enough two is too much) I should give my heart a break. Until when? I do not know, all I know is that I am not ready to date, to fall and love again. Got a lot of friends and great family members to focus on for now. Being single was my choice and being happy would be mine too. I want the next relationship to be the last and I need to be ready for it. My parents named me Joy, basically because I bought them Joy from day one and I was smiling since. A lot has commented that my “joy virus” in fact is contagious and it will always be. But how come I have hurt some people along the way by leaving them? Though I do not want to kill them with my dagger words, still it does not change the fact that I’ve hurt them.
Now I just need to be patient, days maybe long but I must perfect my baby steps until I’m full-grown.
One of my friends sent me a long message over Facebook and it’s worth reading for all the single and married ones out there. I was busy tossing and turning and after reading this one, I was up on my feet. I wanted to share this to all immediately…
A wonderful message for all those already married and wants to get married.
DID I MARRY THE RIGHT PERSON?
(It’s a long reading but worth your time, , ,)
Those who are still single may learn something from here.
Those who are already married may take it as a guideline to improve your marriage…
During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question.
She said, “How do I know if I married the right person?”
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, “It depends. Is that your husband?”
In all seriousness, she answered “How do you know?”
Here’s the answer.
EVERY relationship has a cycle.
In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love with your spouse wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to DO anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love… Because it’s happening TO YOU.
People in love sometimes say, “I was swept off my feet.”
Think about the imagery of that expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.
Falling in love is easy.
It’s a passive and spontaneous experience.
But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria of love fades.
It’s the natural cycle of EVERY relationship.
Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, could drive you nuts.
The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.
At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, “Did I marry the right person?”
And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown.
People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.
Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious.
But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.
But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it.
I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could.
And TEMPORARILY you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later.
Because (listen carefully to this):
THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON;
IT’S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND.
SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It’ll NEVER just happen to you.
You cannot “find” LASTING love. You have to “make” it day in and day out.
That’s why we have the expression “the labor of love.”
Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM.
You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.
Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery.
There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.
Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships.
Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It’s a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable. .. you can “make” love.
Love in marriage is indeed a “decision”.. . Not just a feeling.
Remember this always:
“God determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go.”
So, spent your lifetime finding out the loveable things about your spouse so that you could LOVE your spouse everyday in every way in an EVERLASTING marriage. That is why grandpa’s love to your grandma seems so PURE.
Remember, you are with the “RIGHT” person.
If not, you wouldn’t have wanted to marry your spouse in the first place.
No more questions!!!
Feeling a bit romantic so I would like to share my favorite wedding videos of all time.
1.) Tuesday Vargas and Coy Placido. Their wedding vows just make me cry and what more can you ask for a beach wedding in Boracay?
2.) Priscilla Meirelles and John Estrada. The most extravagant wedding I have ever seen and the prettiest bride.
3.) Jolina Magdangal and Marc Escueta. The bride with the wings and nearest to a fairytale.
4.) Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto. Coolest couple ever!
SPECIAL: Mutya Ner and Jovert Aralar. And why would I forget my brother? One of the greatest family event we had!
At times, we feel so in love but do not know how to phrase it. I was out on Youtube a while ago and found this song. It truly explains how one heart feels the “falling in love” thing that leads to love itself. Hope you like the song as I fell in love with it the first time I heard it.
Be “in love” and feel oh so young again!