Today at work I asked my married coworker who sits in the cube next to mine if he had felt his wife was The One (or could have been The One) early on.
He replied that yes, upon first meeting her (through mutual friends), he felt that she was special. He said that ultimately, he realized that she was a “winning hand.”*** He put it this way:
Could I have continued looking for a better hand? Sure. But she was a winning hand.
Probably the best meditation on settling that I’ve ever heard.
***P.S. totally not endorsing poker of course