I have to admit to a few longtime guilty pleasures: Grey's Anatomy and Army Wives
I've been a fan of these shows for a few years now, watching them while on my bike trainer instead of the comfort of my couch.
Gentleman Jack is helping me to learn to STOP and actually sit still when I watch TV. Not an easy task for me!
These shows, as sappy as it sounds, actually helped me to define what I wanted in a relationship.
Take, for instance, the beautiful relationship between Claudia Joy and General Michael Holden from the show, Army Wives.
He is an Army General and she is his loving, supportive wife. Where he could easily come home and command her around as he does his soldiers, he instead adores her, honors her. He strongly believes in the adage, "Behind every strong man is an even stronger woman."
He is just as loving and supportive as she is, even with close to 20 years of marriage. They treat each other with respect and admiration. Here's an example of one of their discussions:
I can't tell you the number of times that I would watch how they love each other, *swoon* and think, "I want THAT."
There's also Derek Shepherd and Meredith Grey from Grey's Anatomy.
He was so very patient and loving as he convinced her to trust him, allowing their relationship to thrive. I mean, look at how he looks at her!!!
I wanted THAT too!
And it was then that I decided what I wanted my relationship to look like. In observing these two couples, swooning and feeling genuinely happy for their love (in that TV drama kind of way), I created my own desire to the universe.
Now, I smile because these things that I loved, these two examples, even these two youtube videos(!), look just like my relationship with Gentleman Jack.
He's as loving, supportive, admiring and respectful as General Holden to Claudia Joy. He's humble and sensitive, despite the tough guy exterior he shows the world. He observes me, loves me and takes the time to tell me so.
He's patient and stubborn in his love for me, despite my over-thinking and fearful thoughts, like Derek is with Meredith. He touches my face that way, exposing his vulnerabilities in his blue eyes. "I am yours," he tells me, whether I ask for him to be or not.
Now, as I watch these primetime shows, I swoon and fall even more in love with my man. (And not in a TV drama, kind of way.)
What about you? Are there real/TV/movie couples that inspire you? Can you send gratitude to them for showing up as an example to you?
That is YOUR wish to the universe too.