Favourite Love Songs

Hey everyone!

If you’re doing what I’m doing tonight, you’re sitting in the comfort of your own home during a pretty loud thunderstorm. This weather may not be the best for a beach party but definitely can set the tone for a romantic evening. Whether it be a candlelit dinner, a cuddle on the couch or a wonderful private slow dance and serenade, here are my picks for love songs:

1. All of Me-John Legend (let’s face it: it’s everyone’s wedding song now)
2. Amazed-Lonestar
3. Kiss you inside out-Hedley
4. More than a woman-The BeeGees
5. All My Life-KC and Jojo
6. Don’t wanna miss a thing-Aerosmith
7. Hero-Enrique Iglesias
8. Stand-KISS
9. You and Me-Alice Cooper
10. Just The Way You Are-Bruno Mars
11. Not A Bad Thing-Justin Timberlake
12. Like Magic-JRDN
13. The World Is Ours-Eleven Past One
14. Only A Woman-Enrique Iglesias
15. Rocketeer-Far East Movement ft. Ryan Tedder
16. Something About The Way You Look Tonight-Elton John
17. Shiver-Shawn Desman
18. Safe and Sound-Capital Cities
19. Let’s stay together-Tina Turner
20. I Swear-Backstreet Boys
21. You Rock My World-Michael Jackson
22. Nothin’ On You-B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars
23. It will rain-Bruno Mars
24.My Love-Justin Timberlake
25. Stereo Hearts-Gym Class Heroes ft.Adam Levine
26. Teenage Dream-Katy Perry
27. Can You Feel The Love Tonight-Elton John
28. Tiny Dancer-Elton John
29. When A Man Loves A Woman-Percy Sledge
30. Two is better than one-Boys Like Girls ft. Taylor Swift

Some classics, some new. Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments below!

Sincerely,
The Modern Day Fairy Godmother

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For Better and For Worse

“For Better and For Worse” was a common phrase that I heard when I was a child. Whether it was watching my parents’ wedding video, hearing them out of newlyweds as a flowergirl for three weddings or as a title of a briefly aired show that is now only see as comics in a newspaper, for better and for worse was important.

However, I now reflect on the phrase and smile. We look at it as an ideal but is theory really put into practice? If we put so much importance on that phrase that we include it in vows, why are so many divorces happening so often and so quickly?

Here’s why: the Honeymoon Period. It is seriously a trap. I’m not talking about going away after your wedding. I’m talking about being so lovey-dovey in a fantasy land that it completely and overtly avoids reality. It’s about wanting everything to be magically perfect that all fights are avoided and everything builds up volcano-style. What you thought was an eternal flame becomes extinguished. Sounds familiar? Well it sounds like every past relationship for me.

The key is honesty. You may LOVE your significant other but you may not LIKE everything about them. They may chew their nails, be a backseat driver or forget to put the toilet seat down. It may drive you nuts but you still care about them anyway.

The fact of the matter is that you are going to get on each other’s nerves and butt heads at times. It could be them taking out stress at work on you, feel like they are not paying attention or just wanting a bit more help around the house. Don’t ignore the small things: squash them early and become stronger from it.

Superman and I have had our spats and we are not even in a relationship yet. Some may say that spells out trouble. I say that it spells out success. With every spat squashed, we learn more about one another: what we value, what we want and what we care about. At the end of the day, if I can say that I care more about him than any fight (which I do each and every time), I know that our connection is strong enough to conquer everything.

Go through every hardship together and become even more united than before. After all, how can you have an unconditional love when you don’t allow yourself to experience all of the different conditions?

Sincerely,

The Modern Day Fairy Godmother

13 Ways to Prove Love

so inspiring…a must read!

Vincent Egoro

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Often when people enter love relationships, or take marriage vows, they often promise to do a lot of beautiful things. Couple promise to stick to each other in good or trying times. They promise love, respect, endure, and tolerate one other. Yet some of these marriages and relationships end up crashing. Is it that there wasn’t love in them? Or we just don’t understand what love means?

There are many definitions of love, but as a person of the Christian faith, I believe this scripture spells out clearly what true love is:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures…

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Trust Yourself

Hey everyone,

Sorry about the late blog post. Getting readjusted  to daily routine is not easy after you come back from vacation. My family and I went to Disney World and Santa Maria, Cuba.  It was much needed relaxation and with new inspiration, I return here.

When I went to Cuba, Superman and I had absolutely no contact with one another (no emails, texts, phone calls, instant messages, you name it!). What we decided to do was to do what Ryan Gosling did in The Notebook: write letters to each other everyday. You hear about your grandparents’ love letters and we are so caught up in technology that these letters became a true keepsake.

One thing Superman pointed out to me before my vacation was that he didn’t believe that my trust was 100% there yet and he was right.  In the past, literally the minute I gave my complete trust to someone, there was a breakup and a betrayal. Part of me wanted to shake Superman and just tell him:

“YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TERRIFIED I AM!”

Then, you slowly realize that he is not like the others and more importantly, you have changed as well. I think that the main root of many trust issues is that we don’t trust ourselves. We have gotten duped, wool placed in our eyes, rug pulled out from under us, whatever analogy you want to use and we start to believe that since it has happened to us before, it can happen again. We start to become private investigators of our significant others, overanalyzing everything they do or say and instead of finding love, we are building walls preventing ourselves from that.

You’ve changed, honey. You have gotten stronger. You were so afraid in your last relationships because you needed a relationship and now, you’re so confident, you don’t need one but want one. Do you know how amazing you are? Yes? Then, if that guy or girl doesn’t know it and hurts you or leaves, screw them! They don’t deserve you.

When you get to know someone, you learn their core values and from that, you start to learn what they DEFINITELY would or would not do. From the start, Superman always emphasized his respect for women; so I knew that if something was wrong between him and I, he would tell me right away and face-to-face.

My greatest fear was that since we didn’t contact each other everyday, we would drift apart. However, in my heart of hearts, I knew that he was writing those letters just as I was and was thinking about me. I knew that our connection was so valuable that he wasn’t flirting with other girls and we were thinking about one another. That’s one thing I noticed: if someone tells you about others flirting with them, they are an honest person and are more so slightly uncomfortable than anything else. If they really enjoyed that attention from others, do you think that they would really care to tell you? I think that they would rather bask in that attention and possibly return it as well.

Trust yourself and trust someone who is being totally genuine. Whenever Superman and I have seen one another, he looks me straight in the eyes and tells me that he notices no one else but me. He constantly tells me how fortunate he is to have me in his life and I feel the same way. Therefore, how could I not trust him?

Cuba made us appreciate one another and made us stronger. We trust one another to not take each other for granted and know that any questions can always be asked.

I have never met anyone who has embodied the Love, Communication, Appreciation and Trust principles like Superman does and am I ever glad that I met him!

Sincerely,

The Modern Day Fairy Godmother