Being the hopeless romantic that I am, watching last night’s episode of How I Met Your Mother, The Wedding Bride, got me thinking a bit more about the whole relationship thing and poor Ted Mosby‘s quest to find true love.
What was interesting about this episode was that it was talking about ‘the baggage’ that we bring with us when we start a new relationship.
The funny thing about baggage, is that as much as we say that we don’t want someone that has any, we all have it. Some of it is good, some of it is not so good, the trick is to not let it interfere with your next relationship, because who knows, the next one could be the one that makes it all go away.
Whilst this may be a lot easier said than done, it isn’t impossible, and it can be done.
Just the same as there never seems to be a ‘right time’ to have a relationship, we shouldn’t let the ‘baggage’ trip us up and miss an opportunity.
We all know that the universe is a mysterious and wonderful thing, and that it rarely sends us anything when we are ready for it. Preferring to deliver things to us when we need them the most, and putting us in a position to grow as a person and actually enjoy this life that is ours.
Think about all those little sayings that we hear all the time about making the most out of life, and not letting a moment pass you by. Momento Mori (Remember you are mortal); Don’t Put Off til Tomorrow, What Can Be Done Today; to name a few. And, not forgetting, if you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
Let’s not forget that relationships are about helping each other to grow as a person, and for you both to become that person that the other can’t live without.
If you are going through a bit of a tough time at the moment, and the universe has figuratively or literally dropped someone in your lap, who knows, they may just be the very person that you are looking for to help you through whatever it is that you are going through…