We just stumbled across this article on ninemsn and thought it was worth some discussion. We would love to know what you think!
Our favourite part of the article was when she said she was no longer looking for someone to complete her, which was then followed by this quote: “There would have been a time that I would have placed that on others, to change myself to make them happy, or expecting them to change to make me happy and that really wasn’t working … I was very unhappy,” she said.
It is quite common to hear of people attributing their ‘completeness’ (note Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire) to another person and we (society) seem to think it is odd to say we feel complete on our own. To be truly happy on your own is a wonderful accomplishment and feeling. It doesn’t mean you don’t love the company of others, it just means you also love your own company and are happy with you and what you bring to this world.
So often we expect others to make us happy or we try and be someone else to makes others happy or like us more. Real freedom comes in being yourself and being comfortable in our own being. For many people being comfortable in their own being is really challenging and is in fact uncomfortable.
While we noticed that some negative comments were made we acknowledge her for her bravery to stand up, show her self-empowerment and claim her happiness and joy at the person she is. Wouldn’t the world be a much happier and nicer place if everyone felt self-love and appreciation? Because when we can show self-love and appreciation to ourselves we are in a much better position to show love and appreciation to others.
What do you think?
Dalice & Corrine
Read the full article here: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8473435/us-woman-marries-herself