Updated: Jan 27
Crooked teeth over time are much more tolerable than bad manners. Defined muscles can never make up for flaky values.
Friends, fall in love with someone that you admire and respect.
Beauty, muscles, money, success although truly are desirable attributes in a partner, they all fade away or can be lost in the blink of an eye. Do you want to be “in love” with the same person for a long time? Find someone whom you admire and respect. Crooked teeth over time are much more tolerable than bad manners. Defined muscles can never make up for flaky values.
And then see how they treat their friends, but also how they treat their enemies!
If our personal compass is directed to searching and valuing the right attributes in the other person and we choose to be with someone because of those attributes, then disillusion is less likely to happen. Friends, fall in love with someone that you admire and respect.
Learn to wait for the right person, without rushing into less than desirable relationships. Learn to be happy alone, and fill your spirit meanwhile with the true source of love and happiness: God. Wether you are alone or with someone, if God is not present and center in your life you will be bound to making many mistakes. Believe me, been there, done that. And if you are busy with the wrong person, the right person may sadly pass you by forever.
Learn to wait for the right moment. Contrary to what the world says, save yourself for the right person. Learn to exercise self control, so that you are deserving of someone who knows how to control him or herself as well.
There is no love without commitment and exclusivity, and don’t be fooled to think otherwise, no matter what the latest society trend may be. Don’t set yourself for anything less. Love the other, but make sure that you love yourself too, enough to understand this.
I share all this with you as a preamble of my reflections on Valentine’s Day, knowing that many of you are still engaged in the critically important task of finding the right partner to share your life with. Choose wisely, your happiness may depend on this. Set your compass in the right direction.
See you soon. Hopefully on on February 14 at my “Jazz on Valentine’s” Concert at the Match theater. Tickets: https://www.raquelcepeda.com/jazz-on-valentines-concert-houston.
Love you all.