- 5 years ago
- Wedding: August 2013
(sorry this is long – i’m feeling kind of emotional)
I am so humbled by this wedding planning process and the lessons learned and realizations made within the last month. I can’t believe the enormity of kindness and generosity that’s been bestowed upon me in the past week. When you go through life staying to yourself, but always being consistent and true to yourself and your values, you question if people respect that or even notice. But in the midst of just living for myself and in my case, God, I don’t really dwell on what others think about me. I just try to be nice, fair, sweet and polite. I guess it doesn’t go unnoticed.
Last week I had my bridal shower and couldn’t believe how many people came out to support me. In my mind, I only have maybe a couple of friends and some family that has to acknowledge me out of obligation lol. But I had 28 people come to my shower and every single one of them meant something so dear to me.
This week, my coworker surprised me with an acutal shower at work! That’s super rare here and honestly, I thought that no one really liked me in this office. But they pulled together, and gave me a $200 Visa gift card and the admin made a cake from scratch AND decorated it just for me!
Another coworker that recently joined another office has kept in touch with me over email. We went out to lunch maybe 2 times when she worked here. Well, she just sent me a gift certificate to my favorite spa for a 1-hr massage.
I am, for lack of a better word, floored. This wedding planning process has been a healthy project management challenge for me (I love a good project) but a process that has helped me to grow and mature into a more compassionate lady who acknowledges not only what she puts out into the world but also acknowledges the love that she receives back. I’ve learned many things about the social graces and how our actions can make or break a relationship – even the smallest ones.
This is a good feeling and something I will remember for a lifetime.
Just wanted to share.