Saturday, September 25, 2010

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

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Let's start with a recipe for a happy marriage. There is probably no "true" recipe for a happy marriage, but I find that this one gets really close. You see even though I am married to the "Love of My Life", he was not my first husband. In fact, we both have been married before. We both come from previous relationships where there was no mutual communication. This does not a happy home make. Thus, we promised each other that we would make our marriage one built on open communication. We talk about everything: our children, our home, our jobs, our finances, our religion, our friends and family, our relationship, our future plans, .....You get the picture. Everything.

Because of this, He is truely my Best Friend in the world. I go to him with everthing and he listens with intense compassion and genuine concern. Thus, if I had to have only one ingredient for this recipe for a happy marriage it would be: commuication. But, if one truely wants a unbelievably great marriage that can be savoured throughly, then the recipe below will come pretty close. Here's to wishing you a wonderfully delicious Happy Marriage!

Recipe For A Happy Marriage

1 cup Consideration
2 cups Flattery, carefully concealed
2 cups human Kindness
1 gallon Faith in God and each other
2 cups Praise
1 small pinch of In-laws
1 reasonable Budget, mixed in with a generous dash of Cooperation
3 teaspoons pure extract of "I am Sorry"
1 cup Contentment
1 cup each of Confidence and Encouragement
2 Children (at least)
1 large or 2 small Hobbies
1 cup Blindness to other's faults

For extra flavor, add Recreation and a dash of Happy Memories. Stir well and remove any specks of Jealousy, Temper or Criticism. If you like a sweeter product, add a generous portion of LOVE. Keep warm with a steady flame of Devotion. Never serve with a cold shoulder or a hot tongue. Add to the preceding recipe the Presence and Love of GOD and you will have quite a Home.
                                                                                            -Author Unknown-

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