It's our anniversary and the Rick-man is taking me out to a fancy dinner!
Our daughters set up a reservation in the Dallas area. They just said to dress up 😉
🎧 Listen to this message:
We were young and starry-eyed in 1973 (before you were on the planet perhaps)
when we said yes to each other and exchanged rings.
“We know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two” … the State Farm
commercial says it pretty well.
I've noticed the surprise and wonder when young people find out how long
we've been together. It's all too rare.
I remember a conversation where one young man heard us talking about how
long it's been and how fast it's gone and he said with some amazement,
“How'd you do that?”
I'm not sure he realized he spoke the question that was in his mind. Folks comment
on how Rick opens the door for me, how we're so different and yet so together.
You may have read about our relationship journey in Chapter 5 and throughout
Find Your Why Forward.
“We have thrilled at sunsets, danced in the garage, and lived a romance that is better
now than it was four decades ago. This man is the one I have shared more with than
any other person on the earth. He knows me well and loves me still.”
The secret? We just didn't quit.
Things weren't always perfect and we learned a lot as we went especially about how
to let each other be the unique individual that we fell in love with in the first place.
Think about a relationship you're in now that you want to see last over time.
3 keys to consider:
- Celebrate what brought you into
the relationship in the first place.
- Find a thing or two to forgive and
let go. Write the note or make the call.
- Bless every good thing you see in
the relationship and watch it grow.
Christmas is next week and the holidays are a great time to honor the important
relationships in your life. All relationships take work and time and some TLC.
If you are married, write a Christmas love letter to your spouse. My favorite cards
from the Rick-man are handwritten notes he's written for over 46 years. I have them
in a treasure box.
If you are single, think of a special relationship in your family or friendships you would
like to honor and write a Christmas letter to that person telling them how you love and
respect them. Start a Christmas tradition of letters to those you love. It outlasts any
Hallmark card, bouquet, or gift I promise!
Celebrate the people you love and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Love and Prayers,
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