They are about to say ‘I Do.’
Three little letters, two little words.
It’s the simplest part of the day. But there’s nothing simple about the things that will remain unsaid.
‘I Do’ means “I do know I could be hurt. But I’m ready to be healed with you.”
It means “I do want to try even when the fear of failure holds me back, and I do not know the future. But I’m ready to be surprised along the way.”
And ‘I Do’ means “I do want your love. And I do give you mine.”
“And nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.”
I thought that was a perfect sermon for two people who were all set to begin a new life together.
Those are words from a Netflix series called ‘Good Witch’ that we are currently watching.
Good Witch is about life in a quaint little town called Middleton. The town has a magical feel to it. People are content with their lives. Everyone gets to follow their heart and do exactly what they like to do. There is abundance for all. There is a strong sense of community and people are mostly loving and kind. Even when their dark sides take over, they are able to work through the darkness and reclaim their light with ease.
A healer named Cassie lives in Middleton along with her family. She is very intuitive yet balanced and grounded. Her life takes a significant turn when a rational and scientific doctor called Sam Radford moves next door to her. Opposites attract and love blossoms between them.
Apart from Cassie and Sam, there are several other characters who make the storyline interesting – Grace and Nick (children from Cassie and Sam’s previous marriages), Stephanie, who runs a Bistro, Abigail who owns a Flower Shop, Town Mayor Martha, and several other talented actors in smaller roles.
This gem of a series presents several life lessons. A recent episode in which Mayor Martha’s son married the love of his life moved me to tears and inspired me to write about it.
As in a typical Christian wedding, right before the bride and groom could say ‘I Do’ to one another, Martha read aloud some words of wisdom that Cassie had found somewhere and presented to her. These words highlight the significance of the words ‘I Do.’
I have shared those ‘Words Of Wisdom’ at the beginning of this article.
Everyone who has been in steady long-term romantic relationships (including marriage) knows that getting hurt is a possibility. Keeping love and romance alive takes nurturing. It requires a seamless exchange of love to happen between partners. It requires looking past one another’s differences and finding that spark of love buried in a corner of the heart. When the focus remains on love, the couple heals together, loves together, and lives together.
Maybe sharing such words of wisdom with people before they tie the knot can give them a realistic picture of romantic love and prepare them for what can be a challenging (sometimes) yet beautiful journey ahead!
Netflix seems to have understood my taste remarkably well and mostly shows me content that ends up healing and enriching my life in some way!