Monday, September 15, 2014

Love


Yes, we’re still on learning who you are. This one pertains to knowing who you are well enough, so you will know what type of individual you should choose, date, marry, and be with for the rest of your life.

When my children were around the marrying age (they were in their mid- twenties) we discussed the type of person they should look for in a life partner. I remember saying look at who you are and what is most important to you and then go from there. Of course, I suggested they make a list of their priorities. My daughter’s  list looked something like this:

Belief in God
Love of family
Have a good work ethic
Must love children
Must be generous
Must enjoy spending time outdoors
Must be trustworthy
Must be respectful
Must be clean and takes pride in appearance
Must love animals
Must have a sense of humor

Here’s the thing. You must know yourself first because if you are not those things, then how do you propose to find someone for yourself who does? If you do have those traits, then you have every right to expect someone to have those traits as well. Because, you see, those traits or virtues are not impossible to have. They are good, wholesome traits that bring a family together and keep a family together. There are more traits one can add to that list, but that is for the individual to decide.

© Natala Orobello

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