“A Soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks.  When we feel safe enough to  open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we're pretending to be.  Each unveils the best part of the other.”


“No matter who else goes wrong around us, with that one person we're safe in our own paradise.  Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction.  When we're two balloons, and our direction is up, chances are we've found the right person.  Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.”

~ Excerpt from The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach


“A good relationship has a pattern like a dance and is built on some of the same rules. The partners do not need to hold on tightly, because they move confidently in the same pattern, intricate but happy and free, like a county dance of Mozart1s. To touch heavily would be to arrest the pattern, and freeze the movement, to check the endlessly changing beauty of its unfolding. There is no place here for the possessive clutch, the clinging arm, the heavy hand; Only the barest touch in passing, now arm in arm, now face to face, now back to back – it does not matter which. Because they know they are partners moving to the same rhythm, creating a pattern together, and being invisibly nourished by it.”

~ Excerpt from Gift of the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh


True marriage begins well before the wedding day, and the efforts of marriage continue well beyond the ceremony’s end.  A brief moment in time and the stroke of the pen are all that is required to create the legal bond of marriage, but it takes a lifetime of love, commitment, and compromise to make marriage durable and everlasting.


When frustration, difficulty and fear assail your relationship, as they threaten all relationships at some time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not just the part that seems wrong.  In this way you can survive the times when clouds drift across the face of the sun in your lives, remembering that just because you may lose sight of it for a moment does not men the sun has gone away.  And, if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.





© Linda Caldwell 2015