Soul mates. They change our lives in ways that no one else can. They teach us lessons, open our hearts and capture our hearts, whether we want them to or not.
I once struggled with the idea of soul mates. In my mind, I thought soul mates only pertained to romantic relationships. That they were to last forever. If not, he couldn’t be my soulmate. You marry your soul mate. It is meant to be.
Perhaps I watched one too many romantic movies. That’s what they teach us, after all. Then I watched the episode of Sex and the City entitled “The Agony and the ‘Ex’-tasy.” Charlotte turns to Carrie, Samantha and Miranda with hope in her eyes and says, “Maybe we can be each other’s soul mates, and then we can let men be just these great, nice guys to have fun with.”
This quote expanded the meaning of the word soul mate. Though Dictionary.com defines a soul mate as “a person with whom one has a strong affinity, shared values and tastes, and often a romantic bond,” there is more to a soul mate than romance. So, today I chose to celebrate soul mates in whatever relationship that they take shape. Here are 12 quotes celebrating that thing we call a soul mate.