Randy Makati Feast builder told me about a Filipino movie he watched that starred Richard Gomez. In one scene, Richards onscreen dad tells him that finding true love is like wearing slippers. You can wear all sorts of shoes but when you get home, nothing feels better than your tsinelas.
When we look for a lifetime partner, many of us have a list of non-negotiables. Thats good. It keeps us focused on what kind of spouse were looking for, at the same time eliminating the "undesirableÓ prospects from the list.
But I believe we should also ask the practical questions.
Like, can I imagine waking up beside this person for the rest of my life and feel wonderful about my day?
Will there ever be a situation or a group of people I will face that would make me ashamed that I have this person by my side?
Does having this person as my lifetime partner make me feel like Im the sole winner of the grand lotto or the victim of an earthquake cum tsunami that sweeps away everything I have?
Friends, find somebody with whom you can be yourself. Find somebody that youll be proud to be seen with. Find somebody whom you can imagine spending the rest of your life with.
Find your perfect fit.
Excerpt from Something Happened on My Way to Happy Ever After by Rissa Singson-Kawpeng