A Sour Taste Turned into a Sweet Celebration

We all want life to be filled only with joy and happiness but unfortunately life sometimes hits you harder than a Manny Pacquiao punch.

However, it’s not what happens to us but how we respond that really counts. Last weekend was a great reminder of that.

I was out with a group of friends at a local pub. The pub is a popular bar in the Ottawa Market area, the kind of place you totally fit in with a pair of your favorite jeans and a t-shirt.

On this particular night there were three bands playing in three different rooms of the bar, and everyone was a having a grand old time.

As we looked around the bar, we noticed a bride (in her wedding dress), her groom, and her maid of honor. To say they stood out is an understatement.

I thought, “maybe they got married at city hall and came to their favorite spot to celebrate….cool” As the night rolled on, we thought it would make a great picture to get all of my friends in a shot with the weedding party.

So we approached the new bride and groom, offered our congrats. They were all too happy to pose with us. When talking with the bride we discovered the “real” story. The “bride” told us that the man she was to marry was not 100% honest with her. Long story short, he was currently involved in a few other relationships.

Needless to say….the wedding was off.

After the initial shock and disappointment, the bride’s best friend (who played the role of the groom that night) suggested that she put on her already purchased wedding dress. Her maid of honor put on her gown and they headed out on the town to celebrate her wedding night.

Wow, talk about picking yourself up and celebrating life to the fullest.

The wedding party had a great night, and so did we.

Thanks for the reminder to not sit back and complain, but get back in the game and celebrate. It was a night that I will not soon forget.

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