52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 46

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BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.

I invite you to come and join me on this pilgrimage to change the world through thankfulness.  Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.

On May 6 of this year Dom and I celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary.  I am thankful for very many things in my life but the one thing I am most thankful for is having shared so much of my life with Dom.

What follows is a post I wrote two years ago about Dom and the words are as true today as they have ever been.

On May 6 of this year Dom and I celebrated 43 years of marriage with no time off for bad behavior.

Like most long term relationships, our marriage has grown like an epic novel with many chapters that have chronicled happiness and heartbreak. Somehow, at the conclusion of every chapter, we have always been able to come together and stay together.  And, gentle reader, I don’t know how we have done it.  So, don’t ask for the secret of how we arrived at this huge number of years still together.

Sometimes Dom will ask why I married him.  This usually occurs when I am finding fault with something.  And the answer is, besides his many, many, wonderful characteristics, he makes me laugh.

Well, maybe I do have a piece of advise.  Marry a man who makes you laugh so hard that you are afraid that you will….( I will let you fill in the blank).

“One advantage of marriage, it seems to me, is that when you fall out of love with him, or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you maybe fall in love again.”  Judith Viorst

I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives.

At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.

PLEASE ADD YOUR POST AND TOGETHER WE WILL CHANGE THE WORLD.

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About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

15 Responses

  1. I don’t know if I been here but I will say “Hello” again from Idaho and came in way of MimI.
    I been married for over 30 years and I’ve been ask what it takes to be married. I have no secert or special talant for it.
    If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

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