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).

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52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 36

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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.

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I met Dom when he was 21.  Yesterday was his 70th birthday.  I am very, very thankful to have spent 49 years and celebrated 49 birthdays with this irresistible, generous, funny man.

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THREE DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE – DAY 3 FRIENDSHIP

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BERNADETTE AND DOM

And for my last friendship post I give you my husband who has been my best friend for 44 years.  He is a man who has truly honored his vows to love me for better or worse, richer or poorer, and in sickness and in health.  I am very blest.

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” Friederich Nietzsche

Thank you Joan at https://familyparentingandbeyond.wordpress.com for inviting me to participate in this three day challenge and thank you for stopping by and reading.

bernadette

52 WEEKS OF THANKFULNESS – WEEK 13

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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.

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.

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This week I went to a wedding and saw two enchanting young people pledge to join their lives together and embark in their tiny boat of marriage to sail the seas of life.  Their hands are young and strong and perhaps together they will create a new tiny set of hands and bring more love into life.

This week I went to a funeral of a kind and generous man.  A man who was taken from the loving arms of his family and friends too early.  His hands were old but still strong.  He has left his wife alone to sail the sea of life and she will miss him.  They brought into life two new sets of hands and so his sons have added more love to the world.

“The more we love the more we lose. The more we lose the more we learn. The more we learn the more we love. It comes full circle. Life is the school, love is the lesson. We cannot lose.”
― Kate McGahan

I am thankful to be a part of this heartbreakingly beautiful circle of life.

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. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes

Thank you for joining me today,
bernadette

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43 YEARS MARRIED

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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.

Here is an example of that:

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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).

Wishing you the joy of a relationship with a partner who tickles your funny bone.

Bernadette