Make Romance a Reality

Some time ago, a good friend told me about John Gottman, a world renowned psychologist famous for his work on marital stability and divorce prediction. After our conversation, I watched a series of his lectures and talks on Youtube and gained a lot of great insight that I jotted down in my notebook. Fast forward six months later, I picked up the notebook and began flipping through its pages looking for some work-related notes, and this  particular quote leaped off the page and inspired me all over again: 

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Romance is an agreement you make with your partner that there will be magic in your relationship and it's a shared fantasy that eventually becomes a reality.

 

-- John Gottman

How sweet is that? And how inspiring! To know that magic and fantasy and romance can be yours and they are not some farfetched notions but undeniable truths that can be experienced by us all. This quote also brings to mind a Bible scripture, Matthew 18:19 which says, "I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you." In life, we always have choices. When it's your time to make one about love, choose magic, agree to romance and live in that reality.