Which is the most romantic story you have heard of?
Are you moved to tears by a beautiful love story?
If you are like me, the love story in Titanic the movie is one of the best love story ever. Accompany that with Celine Dion enchanting song, “My Heart Will Go On.” And you have a story that literally makes you shed tears and makes you believe in the power of love again.
The first time I watched the Titanic, my heart broke in so many pieces I couldn’t believe it. I was a young girl then, and those days I didn’t know that movie actors didn’t die for real in real life. Well, what can I say, I was pretty naive and I did hurt for a whole week because Jack gave up his chance for life for his love Rose. Celine’s song played in my head for such a long time. My red teary eyes at that time, told the whole story.
Nowadays, when I watch the movie. (I can’t help myself) My heart aches when Rose happily tells Jack, “When we dock, I will go with you.” It still hurts knowing, that only one lovebird actually made it to shore. This makes me appreciate the present moment with loved ones even more.
Being a great fan of this beautiful love story, I have learnt a couple of great life lessons that I would love to share with you.
1. Life goes on
Celine Dion sings it so well and I do tend to agree with her. Life is full of ups and downs. Sometimes, our vision is not clear enough to let us know if the bend ahead of the road is a death trap or a bridge to better things.
When life suddenly blindsides you and you feel like throwing your hands in the air and giving up. Don’t! The good and bad things all pass. Everything in life goes on. It’s the order of life. Let it be. Just like Rose, pay the past a short visit, but remember… to let it be.
2. Always Listen To Your Heart
You are born in a society that has preconceived ideas, laws and ways of life. Deterring from this perfect order of things does brand you a rebel. I love how Rose listened to her heart and gave Jack a not at all rich guy a chance.
Just because society frowns on rich and poor people being together. Among other things, does not mean, you should also follow suit. Listen to your heart and dance to the music of your heart. You never know how long your “Jack” in your life is supposed to be with you.
3. Drop People Who Bring You Down
It’s commonly accepted that we can never choose our families or the places that we are born to. Friends on the other hand, we have free will to choose. Well, I disagree. Any person who brings you down, be it a friend or a blood relative should be dropped from your life.
I greatly admire Jen for telling the story of how she fired her father. It takes a lot of guts to do that. Rose in the Titanic,(one of my many favorite parts) dropped her unworthy suitor for Jack. Making life commitments with some people is the same like going for a life sentence in jail. Don’t do it to your yourself.
If you were Rose and knew that Jack would die on sea, would you still fall in love with him?
Some of the greatest love stories will always stay alive in our hearts. Teaching us lessons only they can…