My husband and I had the honor of attending a beautiful wedding yesterday. Everyone looked amazing, the venues were beautiful, and the event was filled with tears, laughter, and tons of love and friendship. It was awesome to be a part of it.
During our friends’ vows, the Minister said some interesting words, which got me thinking. She said (this is not a direct quote) “When times are tough, you have to put on your God-colored glasses and see the best in your partner”. What a beautiful and true comment. Whether you are religious or not, I think this is an applicable and important concept for all relationships.
For those who are not religious, the idea of “God-colored glasses” can be replaced with “rose-colored glasses” – an expression which is familiar to most. But the principle holds true. When the going gets tough – the tough remember what brought them together in the first place, and they work together to see the good times and to see each other’s good traits, in spite of the bad. And most importantly, they carry on. Together.
Let’s be honest. Times in a relationship can be tough – difficult situations and differences of opinion happen naturally when you merge two personalities together. But what separates those who make it from those who don’t are the ones who choose to put on their God (or rose) colored glasses. They dig deep and remember what it was that brought them together in the first place. They remember the good times shared, the laughs, and the love. Those things are always there, even if you have to put on your ‘glasses’ to see them.
So the next time things are challenging, put on your ‘glasses’ and take a really good look at your partner and your relationship. You will see what you need to see, to get yourselves through.