Love is a word that gets thrown around all too easily these days but over the weekend I saw the true meaning of this word and it touched me so much I wanted to share it with you all.
The photos you see above this post are my husband's grandparents; the black and white photo being on their wedding day and the other is them today.
Over the weekend my husband and I made the long drive to a small town just outside of Colac (Western Victoria) to witness and celebrate the 66th wedding anniversary of his grandparents. Wow, that alone is a HUGE milestone and something to be cherished.
The first words that came to my mind when my husband told me about this event was AMAZING and RARE. These days divorce rates are so massive and people getting to 25 years of marriage is a huge accomplishment let alone 66 years.
This momentous occasion took place in a small town hall, which during the ceremony we found out was the place that they first met at a dance to celebrate the end of the war in the Pacific. How sweet is that?
During the ceremony more of their history was shared with the family and Gordon put Betty's wedding ring back on her finger (she hadn't taken it off in 65 years but recently had to due to medical reasons). They kissed like it was their first kiss 66 years ago at the alter...this brought tears to my eyes; I had just witnessed unconditional true love!
It made me think that not only in a romantic sense but with friendships and other relationships, there isn't enough love out there! We are all too quick to judge, be nasty and point the finger; where has the love gone?
So as of now I have decided to spread as much love as possible around all my amazing people in my life as well as strangers.
Here are some ways we can do this; let's compliment people in the street when we like something they are wearing; be nice to the check-out girl or boy by asking how they are and saying thank you; telling your loved one's exactly that, that you love them and not every now and then, say it all the time + send random text messages to your friends to tell them how much they mean to you.
The more little pieces of love we can put out into the world the better it will be for all of us. And maybe, just maybe more people will make it to their 66th wedding anniversary!
I would love to hear your thoughts and comments below on what you do to spread the love or just your thoughts on this blog post.
MUCH LOVE TO YOU ALL!!!xxx