One of the more romantic approaches to love is to allow the fates to decide it for you. It’s the concept of believing that if it is to happen, then it will happen. Your soulmate will come out of nowhere and … happily ever after.
There was a song that was released in 2010 with such a catchy tune that it shot up the charts and put Michael Bublé on a higher track of stardom. The song was called: “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet”.
Here it is:
The song speaks of past letdowns. “Not everything lasts …” Talking of broken hearts and of not being able to believe in love again.
Then it launches into a chorus that speaks of looking to the future with a renewed sense of hope, so strongly felt that it would just be a matter of time before it happened.
I heard this song at a time in my life when I needed to have such a message forced into my soul. Maybe that’s the case for a lot of people. Sometimes, you just need to hear the things you once knew so well – a reminder.
Now … have you ever heard of the belief of practicing what you preach? The idea of not only giving out good advice, but also following that advice yourself.
Well, here’s a neat-o fact about Michael Bublé and that video:
The girl in the video that he runs into at the grocery store is now his wife, of 12 years.
Now, surely, it’s easy for a popular young musician to find someone … anyone he would like, probably. But it’s a little more difficult to retain that relationship for any length of time, especially for a celebrity. How many times have we heard about the mess break-ups of celebrities?
For years, I wasn’t aware that he married the girl in that video. But when I found out, it only drove forward at the point of that song all that much more.
And now, 12 years later, they are still married … with a growing family of 4. Just this year, Michael Bublé put out a song entitled: I’ll Never Not Love You” … starring himself and his wife.
Here’s that video:
I love sequels anyway. So when this video came out and it was a continuation of “I Just Haven’t Met You Yet”, I was hooked. And it made me smile.
But it’s not just wishful thinking that celebrities can have. For example …
I have a best friend who, in his mid-40s, finally met the woman he would spend the rest of his life with. In the best man’s speech, I made certain to note that it took a lot of patience and a lot of belief for him to have wound up finding her.
This wedding took place right at the beginning of the pandemic lock down. The venue cancelled. The tuxedo rentals cancelled. The caterers cancelled. Everything shut down. But they still got married.
This goes to show that the future is what you make of it, especially if you have prepared yourself for it. And most especially, if you embrace your future just as much as you embraced your past.
Blessings to you all,