In our busy day-to-day life we are rushed to do everything. We are rushed to eat lunch, to get somewhere, to finish something, or to take a quick nap. In our great American nation we no longer take time to stop and smell the roses, we are always rushing (which is why I think fast food is popular). Anyway, this post is not about a revelation on how I think we should make time for everything about about how we need to stop rushing into love.
With the upcoming Valentine Day season you can not go to the store without being surrounded by “I Love You” balloons and teddy bears all priced extremely high. Some of my single girl friends are beginning to think they will be forever alone and my guy friends are steering clear of anyone looking for commitment. However, we need to STOP with the idea that we need to find love! Us a twenty-something college student I can’t commit to buying a certain brand of cookies because of their price let alone make the commitment to marry someone.
Our generation has two sides one that does not want commitment until they’re 50 or those who by now are married/engaged/have children. Both options are fine if it is what you choose however here is some food for thought: what if we rush into a marriage/commitment/partnership/whatever label you choose and later on we find “the one” who we are truly meant to be with? What if the only reason we made a commitment to someone is for fear of not finding someone else or of being alone? I mean, we are considered the selfish generation why can we not be selfish with our love and wait to make that big step with someone who you truly want to be with not with someone who you at the tender age of nineteen thought was your end-all-be-all. Sometimes we try to get ahead of our own destiny instead of it finding us.
This small though was brought on by this song that my mom loves, “Tarde by Ricardo Arjona” I included a link for those of you who want to listen to it.
– Warm Wishes,