This morning, I’m raising a mimosa to Karma – acknowledging that once again, the truck rolled up the right driveway and gave back to two people what they have so generously put out into the world. Salut! L’chaim! Cheers! Down In One! (oh..never mind the last one – I was having a throwback moment to my freshman year in college. Note to David – this is not what Eric is doing – he is studying assiduously.
You see, yesterday an incredibly wonderful, warm, beautiful, generous, fantastic friend of mine got married. My own personal experience tells me that the act of marriage is not always the great big hug from the universe you think you’re receiving. Sometimes it is a painful, difficult and hurtful lesson that you have got to learn, intentionally masked by flowers, good food and music. But this is different. Yesterday the karma truck rolled up my friend’s driveway to celebrate the kind of love that the universe offers as its finest gift to those who are richly deserving. Their lessons have been hard and emotionally painful, requiring that identities get rebuilt later in life than one might prefer. Teardowns and subsequent reconstruction is hard work – projects ideally not taken on during one’s renaissance (so much nicer than ‘middle age’). Ironically, the effort that was required resulted in the emergence of two remarkable people with a dawning understanding that this was who they were before they kept adding to their exteriors (which was done to protect what was inside).
And they are amazing people. I can ‘feel’ her essence from hundreds of miles away. She knows what I am thinking though she has never met me. Our emails are prescient and eerie, as if we are connected by some invisible cord that tugs when the other may be in need. But this isn’t about how special she is to me. Rather she brings her heart – open and huge – to the world around her. In her writing, her spirited commitment to others, the magnificent love that just emanates from her whether she wants it to or not. She is not perfect – that’s not what good karma is all about. She brings her best self into the kitchen each morning and makes sure that it is reflected onto the day’s canvas. And if her best self isn’t feeling all the great, she puts on a sweater to limit what others may see until she is ready and treats it gently, tiptoeing into the day, lowering the risk that she could do any harm (she couldn’t).
What she and her husband (she has to practice saying that I think) have is a bond that is so strong and unbreakable that it still surprises them after many years together. He is her grounding when she flies too close to the sun; she is his ardent fan and passionate supporter should the crowds not fill the stands. They understand that the magnificence of love is in the giving – and they give to each other without hesitation, caveat or limitation. They have received what they so richly deserve, for I don’t know anyone other than my friend who begins the day thinking first about others, with almost too little regard for herself.
So I’m lovin’ the karma truck today. And I couldn’t let a momentous occasion go without my own little wedding reception. When it’s time for the toast, I hope everyone raises their glass and asks that Love smile on them and be good to them from now until forever. May laughter and light fill their home. Enjoy good health, great wine and best friendship. And know always how much you are loved – by many. We are honored to be your friends.
36 thoughts on “Karma Gets It Right Again”
Beautifully written sentiments. Tho’ I don’t know your friends, I am compelled to raise my glass as well as two extraordinary people begin the next journey full of wonderful adventures, I hope, together.
She will read this sweetheart and be filled with gratitude at your generosity…xoxox
So wonderful to read a love story that begins in such a way that the reader is certain that no matter what happens in the middle of the story, the ending will find the two lovers more in love than when they started. The kind of love that we all hope for. God bless them and you, Mimi, for being such a great friend to them. May the loving couple live long, prosper and spread their love far and wide.
Thank you Kip – on their behalf…my hunch is that wherever they go, love will follow..:-)
Awwww, Mimi, there are no words….. This is so, so beautiful, loving, kind, warm, amazing. I am literally speechless. Yesterday was a very, very special day, and this just “seals the deal.”. Thank you from the bottom of my heart….
I wish you nothing but joy and love, good health and laughter and gentle breezes at your back (they represent the many, many people who stand behind you)..xox
Your love buoys my heart more than you can imagine….
You will need to re-visit the post so you can see all the good wishes that are being sent your way…:-)
I knew this was about you! How did I not know this was this weekend!! Lots and lots of love to you always dear heart!!! Joanna
Thx so much, Joanna! I can feel your hugs across the miles…. 🙂
What a lovely tribute this is. Blessings to the couple and to you always. 🙂 Joanna
Thanks Joanna – certainly blessings to the couple on this very special weekend..hugs, m
What a beautiful tribute to what is obviously a beautiful person…and even more so, the partnership. You don’t even need to know her, you can sense the wonder of it all! Mimi – you gave the perfect ‘toast’ at the wedding! All the love and joy in the world to your friend! xo
I am hoping she travels back to this site so she can see all the wonderful wishes she is being sent! Thanks and hugs, me
Me too!! ♥
❤ I just wrote and told her that she should return..
Oh good! The comments can be like the rice/rose petals we used to throw at the reception when the couple rode off into their happily ever after! ♥
I love that idea!!! And she will too!! ❤
Are you kidding?! Absolutely had to come back and check in. And I LOVE the idea of rice/rose petals. :-). Perfect. The blogging community it just amazing…. Xxoxxo. Thx to everyone!
What a small wonderful world…I didn’t know who I was tossing rose petals over and now I know…serendipity, synchronicity…all good!! Congrats ♥
🙂 It really is all good!!
a lovely post to love – it is sometimes elusive – but you have caught its essence
I like the term renaissance – that is how I am going to refer to myself from now on – thank you
I like it too – for that is surely where we are in life…:-)
Beautiful post Mimi, it sounds like your friends have been blessed indeed.
Thanks Tina – They have been blessed thankfully and happily..
Raising a toast to your friend!!! Happily ever after… 🙂
I will raise a glass to your amazing friends along with the rest of the others………….
Thank you Joanne!!
What a beautiful tribute. The joy that you share here ripples out in all directions! Thank you!
I’m so glad – that’s what I was hoping for and what she so deserves!
The world can sure use a little more love. Best wishes for a happy future.
I know she’s checking back to this post and will appreciate your god wishes.
I am beyond happy for her, for them both! I just got the news and am tickled pink. Could not be better news. October is gonna be a party!
You betcha babe!! xoxo