Today a friend of mine from campus dropped me an email. She shared that she is getting married soon and so they’ve began planning for the wedding. She mentioned that her fiancée is preparing to visit her parents for dowry ceremonies later in the year. She went on to ask me for any pointers I could share on the dowry ceremonies issue.
Someone asked me for advice! I was so thrilled I did many cartwheels (in my head) in celebration 🙂 I know I write about marriage and relationships all the time but this was new. It is one thing to give your unsolicited opinions to an audience and it is another thing all together to be asked for advice. When someone asks you for advice, they are telling you that your opinion matters. I have to say my self-esteem got a serious boost today. I almost changed my walking style 🙂