I will take my grandchildren (if I’m blessed enough to have them) fishing. I envision this being like the opening scene from The Andy Griffith Show. I will instruct them on the ways of silent fishing and tell them that talking scares the fish away even though I know there’s no truth to that at all.
Research shows that depending upon the program you choose, preventative education or premarital counseling can help your relationship stay together, on average, 3-8 years longer than couples who did nothing.
…It shows them that spouses are grateful toward the other and appreciate support from each other – during good times and bad.
But they’re always powerful; they’re full of the angst and strength of young lovers and budding poets and young men and women discovering the world. They remind me of the troubadours of the High Middle Ages.
One thing that happens, however, is that Valentine’s Day sometimes also brings to the front of our relationship things that aren’t going so well. This is because, for some, the thought or events surrounding the season inevitably point them back toward their own lives.
Out loud: Grandma – “Oh, I need to buckle my seat belt!” In my head: “Yes you do, Grandma. I want you to be safe and sound for all the weddings and family events possible. Make sure it’s latched…we love you.”
I worked with Molly and during the second session I spilled my guts. I told her how scared I was, how out of shape I was, I confessed that I probably wasn’t going to do anything to help my body unless I had already paid for it and was going to avoid the guilt of having wasted money.
No, this post has nothing to do with a powerful political movement that’s sweeping our country. It’s about something way more important. A totally different kind of tea party.
If you’re not making too much progress with your colleague, or you’ve already tried the QB Sneak AND the Option, then a Draw Play might be just the ticket.
Then, I took the plunge into not even addressing the silly things that I once thought were important. Silly things. That’s the key. Who cares if I ordered rice and I got rice and beans.
“There are two things you need to know about me. I enjoy life and I believe in creating images that make you feel something.”
Have a person in your life who seems like they gossip all the time? They are ALWAYS talking about other people, what they’re doing, negative outcomes of things, people’s illnesses, their divorces or drug problems, or children who are “always trouble”?
In fact, our puppy experience was more like training for the impending trials of marriage and parenthood. We joke that our marriage preparation course was administered by a 50 pound slobbering baby.
Justin would even go out into the driveway and make a few muddy reindeer hoof prints.
David had the personality of someone who was always leaning forward when they walked, leaning toward you when they talked, and thinking forward when he thought about how to expand the Gospel.
I think I saw the waitress shed a tear when we left. She had never received a tip as long as she’d worked there.
“Kendy, there are 3 really important things in life. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. If you get one right out of the three, I’ll be happy.”
…“She’s right, ya know…life goes by and every once in a while we get a few snapshots to take with us. Perfect pictures we hold on to.”
Our universes had intersected with mutually difficult and physically taxing days that had put both of us over our ability-to-manage threshold.
Resigned, the older woman put it in her basket, looked around the room helplessly, found my eyes watching the scene, and looked away.