You're as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey
You're as sweet as a glass of strawberry wine
You're as warm as a glass of Brandy
Honey I stay stoned on your love all the time..... hmmmmm.. hmmmmmm.. ( Guitar solo)
Lately I have embraced the country girl in me and have been digging deep into this genre because it just speaks to my heart. If you have not heard of Chris Stapleton's rendition of Tennessee Whiskey then please go ahead and click and listen right now... and listen to the words because let me tell you they are powerful and meaningful AF!
It speaks to my heart because of the love I feel for my husband. His support and unconditional love is what I wish for every person to feel. When each person choose to give 100% and expects nothing in return is met with other person also giving 100% - guess what - it all balances out.
YUP - sounds easy huh? Well- it can be the question is how hard will you work for it? How badly do you want it? Because that will determine your energy and time investment. Many people want a long lasting relationship but when the challenges arrive- many are quick to flea.
We are often asked how is it that you two still have so much fun together and still do the simplest, smallest gestures every day that mean so much. Well - that is just it!!!
You have to willing to put in the work with love choosing to show up as the best version of yourself - every single damn day! Ya have to chose your effin' battles. You have to NOT let ego get the best of you and have awareness of when that little gremlin is showing up and honestly show yo'self some mother effin self love.
Cause if ya don't love you just the way you are - then how the heck is someone else gonna?!?!
Our marriage has evolved.. absolutely! Like shit- it would be super boring is it had stayed the same. It evolves along with each of you - it is when we try to change each other or keep the other the same and not honor their journey that shit gets ugly.
So after 28 years and counting - here is my a tip for you. At one point or another after X number of years ( you fill in the number ) you or your spouse will want out. The grass will seem like its greener on the other side and the fighting over the money and kids and the lack of intimacy will take front and center my friends.
Just simply pause - take a breather and decide to take the energy inward and begin to do the work to understand what is the lesson for you and how can you choose to show up as your highest self. Step by step the blaming will subside and new avenues of communication will open up but it starts from within.
Within you is where the fire is. Within you is where you know if the foundation of unconditional love exists. Your true heart desires are within you and if you are confused about the feelings that surface- start to journal. Write out all the shitty drafts and let out the anger, the resentment and see what comes up that is of substance. Trust that is it all within you xoxo. Love and light.
From my grateful heart to yours!
Cheers to One Love