A man and his
girlfriend were married. It was a large celebration. All of their friends and
family came to see the lovely ceremony. Both of them were looking
beautiful. Everyone could tell that the love they had for each other was true.
A few months later, the wife comes to the husband with a proposal:
“I read in a magazine,
a while ago, about how we can strengthen our marriage.” she offered. “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 happier together.”
agreed, so each of them 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
the wife. 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 her
husband’s eyes. “What’s wrong?” she asked.
“Nothing” the husband
replied, “keep reading your lists.”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
Quietly the husband
“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.
Moral of the Story
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 wondrous things before us?
I believe that
We are happiest when we see & praise the good and try our best to forget the bad.
Author of the post: This story has been posted as a recognition to Ms. Anuradha Rana who won the first prize in the Story writing competition organized in iQuest on the occasion of Eid (2013) under the Arabian Nights theme.