I’m Mad at You but Happy Anniversary

Much like plants, relationships require care, nurturing and love to grow and blossom into something unique and beautiful.  A marriage is like an orchid.  An orchid that goes through continuous cycles of the good (picture an orchid in full bloom), the bad (the beautiful orchid sheds its blossoms), and the ugly (while the orchid goes through a period with bare branches as it grows new leaves and roots).


For a marriage to work, you need to constantly give it love, caring, understanding and compromise.  It goes both ways.  Both partners need to be fully committed to giving this orchid everything they’ve got.  Good, bad or ugly!  And let me tell you that it can get pretty ugly!  But the blossoms that will come back when the ugly has passed are so worth it.

My husband and I have just celebrated 10 years of marriage.  A few weeks before our anniversary, our orchid was bare!  Yes, even after 10 years, we still have our ups and downs.  As our anniversary approached, I had a choice to make…  I could stay upset with my husband and skip the celebrations or I could put our differences aside for a moment and celebrate the fact that 10 years ago we set out on an awesome adventure that has taken us on an amazing rollercoaster ride.

The deciding factor was that we only get to celebrate our 10th anniversary once.  There are no retakes.  I can’t be rescheduled.  It’s here and now.  So, I chose to put my issues aside and fully immerse myself in the fact that we are blessed to be celebrating our 10th anniversary.  In doing so, I feel I have set the tone for the next 10 years.  As a matter of fact, I can’t even tell you why I was upset with him in the first place.

I know this orchid of ours is blossoming again and I plan on enjoying its beauty for as long as it will last.

Published by May

May Baydoun did all the “right” things and followed all the “right” steps. But she knew deep down that there was more to life than getting an education, getting married, having children... There had to be more than just the cards you are dealt. Watching her children play, she overheard her daughter saying “... just like mommy”. The sudden realization that her children, her daughters especially, would grow up to be just like mommy frightened her deeply. She was the role model of what a woman can be in this life and at that time, May wasn’t satisfied with who she was nor what she stood for. She was nothing more than her mother had shown her to be... A woman in her thirties, married with young children putting her dreams and ambitions on a permanent hold to raise a family. In that moment, she fully understood that she could not expect her children to become more or better than she was willing to be herself. It was a harsh reality check; and in that moment, she made the decision she would become the best version of herself she could be because she HAD to be the best possible role model for her children. That powerful decision, her awakening, meant that she could no longer accept the average life she had led up until that point. She set out on a wild journey of deep self-discovery. Not only of who she was, but who she wanted to be and how to become that woman who had that life. Along the way, she made the discovery of the law of attraction and suddenly her whole life made sense. The good luck... The bad luck... The past decade of her life. It all made sense. She had created it all. And if she could create it, then she could dis-create it and re-create something new. She began testing the theory and in no time was proven right. Fully trusting the Universe, she allowed herself to be led on the journey. She has had the beautiful blessing of learning from so many great thought leaders and piecing together the many pieces of life’s intriguing puzzle. Over a decade later, she has discovered her life purpose, and is living it fully. Now that the student has become a master, she teaches others the principles that have led to her radical life transformation and how they too can leverage (or hack) the Universe to get anything they want... without breaking any of the laws!

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