I don't mean to seem condescending here. I don't know everything about love loss and success but I am willing to bet that after 42 years of living my life (and nearly 20 years married) I bet I know more about these subjects than little miss Dianna. So I had to do a bit of an eye-roll at this headline. Now that I sit down to blog I ask myself what do I know? And why isn't cosmopolitan knocking down my door to ask me? Probably because I am not on a popular trend setting sit-com. I am just a housewife with 5 kids and a busy husband. But here is what I have learned so far about L L and S. (that's Love Loss and Success...)
LOVE: Love is never having to say you're sorry. Love is about forgiveness as well. Love is commitment. Love is sharing the last piece of peanut butter pie. Love is going through a deployment and not only staying faithful but growing closer. Love is about putting yourself 2nd. Love is about setting a budget, and trying to stick to it, but sometimes not. Love is seeing the best in your partner and trying to be better because of them. Love is accepting someone even after the baby bump doesn't ever completely disappear.
LOSS: I have learned the most in my life because of what I have lost. You never know how much you have unless you lose sometimes. The big thing you learn from loss is from what happens after you fall. Do you get back up? Do you give up? Who do you blame? All important things yes?
SUCCESS: What do I know about success? Not much. As my husband's grandparents used to say... "when we were married we had nothing, and we still got it!" I guess it all depends on what someone means by success. Material success? Success with your family? Successful baking? Fame? I'm still working on all these things. With the exception of fame. Who wants to be famous? I'll settle for a famous blog with nearly 40 followers. Maybe I should consider getting a Dianne Agron "Shab". It's the hottest haircut this summer so 'they' say.