The months (years?!) of planning are coming to a grand culmination. Done right, a wedding reflects the style of the bride and groom as a couple and pleases the senses of all in attendance. That's a tall order to fill. No wonder stories of bride-zillas abound. The pressure, the stress, the cultural demands, the strain on relationships - who decided this was a good idea?
Millennials catch a lot of flack. Just start to Google "Millennials are..." and a whole list of unflattering words will pop up. And while I've witnessed my fair share of stereotypical Millennial behavior, I'm not sure what good it does to rub a person's shortcomings in his or her face - or to write yet another article on why Millennials are the worst. So, in the spirit of working toward living in peace, I'd like to suggest to you some often-overlooked positive traits of this generation.
It is true that everything is not all about me. Nor is it all about you. I know, earth-shattering, right? While this is certainly true, it is also true that when we are feeling messed up, off-kilter, or wrecked, then a lot of that comes out in how we treat others. So to have great relationships, we need to do a little "me" work first.
When we care for people, we abandon ego to help them. We desire to see them succeed, to come to their fullest potential. We don't want them to stay the same because we believe in their ability to become exactly who they were created to be.
This is a delicate lesson that my husband has helped me learn.