Martin Luther King, Jr. grew to become one of the greatest social activists the world has ever known. At age 35 he became the youngest person (at that time) to win the Nobel Peace Prize. As we wrap this week celebrating social activists and other Nobel Peace Prize winners whose missions surround that of love and community the Kelleher matchmakers felt it appropriate to reflect on the words of the late MLK and how his life’s message can inspire you on your journey of finding love and commitment.
“There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.” -MLK
As matchmakers, to us, this is a beautiful quote about the importance of commitment and vulnerability. You can’t be hurt if you don’t commit, but in the same vein, you’ll never experience a meaningful love if you don’t embrace both your own vulnerability and that of others. Opening your heart and practicing authenticity is critical to finding love.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -MLK
During the dating and matchmaking process, it’s imperative to be honest with yourself, your matchmaker, and your potential mate. Be clear about how you want to show up in the world and the values you want in your partner. Be open to the package those essential qualities appear. Focus on fundamental needs and desires rather than income, looks, and career paths. When you get lost in the material things, you inevitably lose meaning and the central purpose of your journey.
“Courage is the power of the mind to overcome fear.” -MLK
Change is difficult and trying something new feels uncomfortable for most. As matchmakers, we witness clients every day close doors on potential matches because they’re afraid to date outside of their proverbial box. Growth commands a healthy dose of courage and finding true love and commitment requires you to dig deep and channel your inner love warrior.
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a constant attitude.” -MLK
Getting to know someone and uncovering how they fit into your life is a delicate dance. When you find a potential mate there are going to be growing pains as you both discover the nuances of each others’ personalities and how you connect. There will be misunderstandings along the way that require loving transparency and openness to varying perspectives. Maintaining an attitude of forgiveness will set you up for success in life and love.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” -MLK
It’s not easy to raise your hand and ask for help, especially when it comes to love. At Kelleher, we understand the decision to use a matchmaking service and hand over the reins to your love life can be scary. Have faith our team of matchmakers has your best interest at heart. We have over 30-years of upscale, selective, and personalized matchmaking experience.
If you’re ready to make that first step, we’re here to walk you up the staircase to your perfect match. Give us a call to learn more about our exclusive matchmaking services.
Do you have a favorite MLK quote that inspires you to be your best self? We’d love if you’d share it in the comments below.