So I’m sitting in the living room with my husband watching a movie because what else is there to do when you’re forced to stay home, right? We chose to watch a Netflix movie called “Set it Up” and it was a pretty good Rom-Com. My husband hates rom-coms, but he was actually laughing with me to his, and my, surprise.
Anyway… so there’s a scene in the film in which one of the characters is giving this mushy, heartfelt wedding speech, and she explains how her grandmother told her to “like because and to love despite.” For some reason, that stuck with me.
We love all the good things our significant others do: when they send you loving messages at random times during the day, when they cheer for your favorite teams even though they hate sports, or get you cute little gifts… it’s easy to love the good. ANYONE can love good things… but can you love DESPITE the bad? Do you still love him/her even when they lose their temper? Or when they constantly forget to take out the trash? Or when they seem to put work first?
Can you still love them despite their flaws? If your answer is ‘yes’, then you have found someone special. If you have someone who loves you despite the mistakes you make, hold onto them and never let them go.