Cliched quotes. You hate ’em, you love ’em, odds are either way you’ve used them. Maybe outloud in comforting a friend, to yourself to get through a trying time, and– if you’re a Generation Yer– probably at some point in an AIM away message.
Lately a saying– “Thank God for unanswered prayers”– has been on my mind. About six months ago, I read The Secret for the first time (4 years late to the game) and, cheesy as it sounds, it spoke to me. Hogwash or not, I attempted to use that mindset to ‘manifest’ a relationship. While it wasn’t the person I originally had my eye on, my wonderful, giving, goofy boyfriend, A, came into my life just then. A man who undoubtedly is a better fit for this spitfire and who loves me for, and in spite of, my spunk. Coincidence or not, I didn’t get exactly what I wanted, but I got exactly what I needed…and then some.
Which leads me to one of my favorite songs, the always-appropriate-to-belt-out-in-your-car classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones. We always assume we know what’s best for us– and many times, we do. But how many times has something fallen through, torn you apart, let you down? Countless, most likely. But I’m willing to bet something better for you eventually happened too.
As a worrier and a planner by nature, this theory is especially important for me to remember. I’m trying to take these words of wisdom to heart, do my best, and let my life unfold as it should. So chill out, lady, because every little thing is gonna be all right.
What, you didn’t think I’d let this post close out without a little BMarley, did you?!