“Dear Universe, I just wanted to start out by saying thank you. I know you are bigger than anything and anyone we will ever know or believe in, but you always take care of us no matter what.”
I don’t know about you, but I know that the universe is looking out for each and every one of us. I know this because, ever since I let go a little and stopped trying to control things and force things to happen, less bad things have occurred in our lives, we have avoided situations that could have ended disastrously and we have had more and more positive things occur.
The universe knows. It knows that every person will start out by trying to force a round peg into a square hole and it will sit and watch you and patiently wait. Why? Because it knows you will come around. It knows you will realise – eventually.
I came to the realisation about a year and a half ago. It was really hard, being a control freak and all. But once I let go, I knew I made the right decision.
Listen, I am not saying I let go completely, there are still some things I have a lot of control over. Jeanne and I still make important decisions and (sometimes) take risks, but then I tend to let the universe take over. And if it’s not meant to happen, it won’t and I have to remember that it was not meant to be right now, maybe it will come later and maybe we just need some more time.
Jeanne and I are so similar, but so different, too. Jeanne has OCD when it comes to planning things out and, when it doesn’t go the way we hope it would, it takes her a long time to accept the disappointment. This is not a bad thing, it’s just different to my reaction which is: “okay well in a couple of years we will try again”.
Eventually you’ll end up where you need to be, with who you’re meant to be with, and doing what you should be doing. – Unknown
Life is just so short, and I am trying not to get so bogged down with things that we cannot change right now. Jeanne and I have come so far from the tiny little granny flat we rented in the back of someone else’s garden and me interning for free to get experience I needed to get a job to where we are now.
Today we both have jobs we love, an home in an amazing neighbourhood, three gorgeous fur-babies and – most importantly – each other. Plus we are getting married in just under two months and going to Scotland for an amazing Christmas holiday with family. It’s all about perspective and realising that everything happens for a reason and, eventually, we will get to where we want to be in life and have what we have always wanted.
But this article is just a way for me to say thank you to the Universe. Thank you for never giving us more than we can handle, for always steering us in the right direction and for ensuring that we always make it through the darkness to the other side. We trust you, we love you and we cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next.