Do What It Takes To Grab Your Chance At Love

Sleepless in Seattle
For some reason, I’d managed to dodge watching Sleepless In Seattle until last night. This amazing movie has been around for 16 years but my life’s turns and choices have played sliding doors with it until now.

I stood astounded at how similar to my own love story the plot was. It turned my thoughts to true love and the selections we make in our lives that eventually lead us to our soul mates.

Like Sam and Annie in the movie, my husband and I travelled very long distances to be together. We almost didn’t run into each other (literally), and even after we’d met, it looked like there were far too many things in the way of us staying together. Bizarrely, we both felt that we’d found that one person in the world who we were destined to spend our lives with. And as Annie said, it was magic! There was an invisible string connecting us from the two ends of the earth from the day we were born, which started to slowly wind itself up. By the time it was time to meet, the string had wound itself so tightly together, that bumping into each other inevitable.

I immensely enjoyed my first viewing of this movie. The single negative thing about it was that the entire costume department should be lined up and given a sentence of eating and digesting a portion of their poisonous choice of clothing, every day for the rest of their lives. I’ve never before seen a film with such ghastly apparel draped around the characters. Frankly, I still can’t believe every last person, down the minor characters and supporting artists agreed to dress their bodies with what barely passed for clothing, but this is another story.

I keep asking myself even now, what happens to people who’ve lost that person they loved the best, and is there just one person in the world for us? A few people? What happens if we let that one person or persons slip through our fingers? Do we spend the rest of our lives missing the happiness we could’ve had, had we grasped that opportunity?

If you’re playing games at love and allowing your true chance at a fulfilled relationship to pass you by, 10 years from now when you’re sitting all alone you’ll still be wondering what if. Take your plunge. Change the job, leave the country, and grab your chance at love. If this is it, your Annie or your Sam could never pass your way again.


Self Sagacity December 30, 2009 at 5:04 PM  

HI, I enjoyed reading your Love post. Found you at Wandering Thought. Happy New Year.

Icy BC December 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

Love your opinion on this movie, Anne.

If there was a person out there for me, I would take the plunge, but as of now...he's still invisible!

Anne Lyken-Garner December 31, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

Thanks, both of you. And a Happy New Year to you!
Icy, maybe you're not looking hard enough.

Anne Lyken-Garner is a published author, editor and freelance writer. Her specialities include relationships and confidence building. You can find her inspirational memoir here.
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