As I thought about writing my post for the letter “M” so many words popped up like, Mother – our life giver, Measurements – the kind we women are obsessed with, Money – that is an issue in our lives and Marriage – one of the most important decision in our lives.
My thoughts got drawn to my favorite pastime of reading and the books that always brighten my day. Yes, the most popular or favorite chick-lit or the Rom – com genre and the guy is always the rich and handsome kind and most often than not the girl is out on her luck.
True love is involved but it does start out with money or the lack of it. So many stories show the power of the man and his very obvious fortune that opens all doors for him. The young, determined girl having to compromise her decisions, career and even her life.
That she eventually finds true love is important but the helplessness of the lady always bugs me to no end. I do prefer the fiery, determined and opinionated girl who drives the guy up the proverbial wall. She pushes back when pushed and fights for her beliefs.
OK, OK I am digressing here from my word for the day – Money and why you should not marry for it. Married for money or money for marriage is a thought that is in the limelight often enough in our society.
Dowry is a silent monster that lurks in the homes of the richest to the poorest. It is not just restricted to the money or gifts but the endless demands that plague the girl and her family to no end.
Today I request everyone to marry only for love and to marry someone you can face on the days when there is no money; only friendship and understanding.
You should rather marry a man with a rich soul and live in comfort than marry a guy who looks for material comforts and keeps you in turmoil.
So much has been written and said on this yet I feel there is a lot more to say; to spread the word till the last of dowry demands are defeated.
Money is very important but not so much that it rules your life. A satisfied person will always feel blessed with what little he has and a greedy one will never have enough. So marry for the right reason and let the reason be a fine mind and a good soul.
Have you met someone who was so greedy you could see the money in their eyes?
What did you marry for?
What is your motivator?
Do remember the first instinctive thought you had when you met you life partner?
What prompted you to marry the person you did?
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