Over the weekend, my friend Raquel married her best friend Matthew and their wedding absolutely fabulous!
I was so honored and excited to be able to celebrate the event with their other friends and family! A little video from the special day is just below.
I wish I had a nice camera, but I only had the one on my phone. So, the quality of the video is not what I would have liked. That said, the wedding was so spectacular that even with my sad little camera phone, the magic of the event still shines through!
We don't typically set goals with the aim of failing to achieve them, but sometimes a perceived "loss" is even more valuable than a win could have been.
On that note, what if we never lost?
Imagine what life would be like if every persob we asked out said yes, if babies took their first successful steps during their initial attempts at walking, and if we managed to get perfect scores on every test without studying.
If life was like that, wouldn't we be jipped? Wouldn't we miss out on developing a certain set of skills that enhance resilience?
Humility, which helps to refine our sense of self-awareness, might be challenging for someone who's used to getting what they want without having to work for it.
Courage is another quality that can be enhanced when we get in the habit of pushing through defeat.
After a fail, learning how to get up off the ground, work through embarrassment, and even perhaps through some physical scars that the loss brought is a painful yet priceless experience that builds our empathy for other people who have tough lives and it helps us to stop fearing failure.
How many people are so scared of failing that they never even try to face challenges or chase after their dreams?
But people who know loss and failure, though they certainly don't crave it, aren't as afraid of it and this gives them the humility and courage to keep trying. Even when the odds are against them, they try.
And you know what?
Sometimes they win amid the most seemingly impossible circumstances.