Once there was a man, his name was George and his girlfriend, Annie. They both got married. It was a large celebration. All of their friends and family came to see the lovely ceremony and to partake of the festivities and celebrations.
A wonderful time was had by all with huge parties and dance and fun. The bride Annie was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom George was very dashing in his black tuxedo.
Everyone could tell that the love George and Annie had for each other was very true. It was clearly reflecting through the body language and the affection and respect both gave each other.
A few months later, Annie comes to George with a proposal:
Annie: ” I read in a magazine, a while ago, about how we can more strengthen our marriage.”
Annie: ” Each of us will write a list of the things that we find a bit annoying with the other person. Then, we can talk about how we can fix them together and make our lives more happier and better together.”
George agreed to this. So George and Annie went to a separate room in the house and thought of the things that annoyed them about the other. They thought about this question for the rest of the day and wrote down what they came up with.
The next morning, at the breakfast table, they decided that they would go over their lists.
“I’ll start,” offered Annie. She took out her list. It had many items on it. Enough to fill 3 pages, in fact. As she started reading the list of the little annoyances, she noticed that tears were starting to appear in George’s eyes.
“What’s wrong?” she asked. “Nothing” the husband replied, “keep reading your list.”
The wife continued to read until she had read all three pages to her husband.
She neatly placed her list on the table and folded her hands over top of it.
“Now, you read your list and then we’ll talk about the things on both of our lists.” She said happily.
Quietly the husband stated,”I don’t have anything on my list. I think that you are perfect the way that you are. I don’t want you to change anything for me.
You are lovely and wonderful and I wouldn’t want to try and change anything about you.”
The wife, touched by his honesty and the depth of his love for her and his acceptance of her, turned her head and wept.
In life, there are enough times when we are disappointed, depressed and annoyed. We don’t really have to go looking for them. We have a wonderful world that is full of beauty, light and promise. Why waste time in this world looking for the bad, disappointing or annoying when we can look around us, and see the
I believe that we are happiest when we see and praise the good and try our best to forget the bad.
Nobody’s perfect but we can find perfectness in them to change the way we see them.
We want others to be perfect, but God accepts us and finds us beautiful the way we are.
As the words of GOD – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you – just keep doing good deeds !!