Today I’m linking up with Danielle at Sometimes Sweet for Journal Day. This week’s prompt is heartfelt and fun:
Do you believe in the idea of a soulmate? Do you think there is one person for everyone- and do you think that no matter what, if you’re “supposed” to meet that person you will?
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before on the blog, but I really do believe that there is someone for everyone in the universe. I think that your soulmate doesn’t even have to be the person you fall in love with, that it can even be your best friend. (Cue Grey’s Anatomy reference: “She’s my person.”) Your soulmate is the person you can tell anything to and no matter what, they love and accept you regardless.
Your soulmate doesn’t have to always agree with you, or enjoy the same things that you do — you don’t have to like the same bands, wear the same brands, or drive the same car. Souls are deeper than the material things in life, and I’ve learned this is true being with who I think is my own soulmate.
Kyle and I disagree on a lot of things: What kind of house we should live in (he likes older, character homes, I sway way towards new construction & modern looks), what kind of vehicles to buy (what I like, he thinks looks like a bathtub on wheels; what he likes, I think looks like an old geezer’s truck). But, despite all of our differences on random, almost trivial things, we still manage to love each other to the moon and back. Quite often, our thoughts are the same; one of us will say something that the other is thinking. We’re so comfortable being who we truly are with one another; there’s no faking, no pretending, no hiding.
With all this being said, I don’t think one should go through life just waiting for their soulmate to be the one they are supposed to fall in love with and marry, because like I said earlier, that person may not be who you marry but your other best friend. (Yes, they say that your spouse is your best friend, but I’ll throw another Grey’s reference in and just ask you, do you REALLY think McDreamy is Meredith’s best friend? Do you? Didn’t think so. Cristina FTW!) Should you go through life disregarding every other person who wants to become close with you just because you don’t “click” right away? Absolutely not. I don’t think your soulmate will come up to you, smack you in the face and shout, “HERE I AM!” (It certainly didn’t happen that way for me). Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper into something before you find what you’re looking for.
So there you have it – my thoughts on soulmates. Now you tell me – Do you believe that there’s one person for everyone in the universe?
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Great post! This made me think of a Sex and The City episode where Carrie says her Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda are her best friends. That they’ve already found each other and guys are just there for fun! You make a great point! While I believe my soul mate is my boyfriend, others may have friends that they believe are their soul mates.
I don’t think I believe in the idea of a soul mate. I used to, but not anymore. I think we can have many, many loves in our life and the idea of there just being ONE person who is “perfect” for us, and the only one we “click” with just seems to rub me the wrong way. Many people can be “the one” for us!
I believe that relationships – all relationships, not just romantic ones – take WORK. I think that we could all be happy with a number of different people and personalities if we’re willing to put in the work to make that relationship happen. You and Kyle are where you are because you have put in the work over many many years! I do feel like Eric and I know each other right down to our cores, but I credit that more to nine years together through lots of ups and downs and life changes vs. to him being my soul mate! I do believe that there are certain people out there we just don’t click with though, no matter how much work is put into the relationship