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The secret of a happy marriage

Shoe box confession - prayer for understanding

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years.
They had shared everything. They had talked about everything.
They had kept no secrets from each other except that the
little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that
she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but
one day the little old woman got very sick, and the Doctor said
she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down
the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box,
and when he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack
of money totaling $95,000.

He asked her about the contents.

“When we were to be married,” she said, “my grandmother told me
that the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that
if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.”

The little old man was so moved - he had to fight back tears. Only
two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him
two times in all those years of living and loving.
He almost burst with happiness.

“Honey,” he said, “that explains the doll, but what about all of
this money - where did it come from?”

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“Oh,” she said, “that’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”

Patience Prayer

Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;
Love to forgive him, and Patience for his moods;
Because Lord, if I pray for Strength, I’ll beat him to death,
Because I don’t know how to crochet.

Man is condemned to be free. - Jean-Paul Sartre

Conscience is God present in man. - Victor Hugo

Wise is the man who knows he has enough. - Unknown

The joy that isn't shared dies young. - Anne Sexton

Yacht: a floating box you throw money into. - Unknown

Time ripens all things, no man is born wise. - Miguel de Cervantes

A wise man cares not for what he cannot have. - Unknown

It is best for the wise man not to seem wise. - Aeschylus

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. - Aesop

Pedestrian: a man whose son is home from college. - Unknown

Man tends to treat all his opinions as principles. - Herbert Agar

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. - Thomas Jefferson

Eunuch: A man who has had his works cut out for him. - Robert Byrne

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. - Henri Louis Bergson

It's every man's business to see justice done. - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

One man's remorse is another man's reminiscence. - Ogden Nash

Banking may well be a career from which no man really recovers. - John Kenneth Galbraith

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed. - Unknown

Show me a woman who doesn't feel guilty and I'll show you a man. - Erica Jong

The concept of number is the obvious distinction between the beast and man. - Joseph de Maistre

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. - Charles Schwab

I don't care how much money you have, free stuff is always a good thing. - Queen Latifah

The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose. - Michel de Montaigne

If you spin an oriental man in a circle three times, does he become disoriented? - George Carlin

Burst down those closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight. - Harvey Milk

Most of the evils of life arise from man's inability to sit still in a room. - Blaise Pascal

If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat. - Mark Twain

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it. - George Bernard Shaw

Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don't know which half. - John Wannamaker

Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right. - Kurt H Adler

Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. - Bible

The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. - William Morris

He is not an honest man who has burned his tongue and does not tell the company that the soup is hot. - Yugoslav Proverb

There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age. - Benjamin Spock

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong. - Charles Wadsworth

A comic should suffer as much over a single line as a man with a hernia would in picking up a heavy barbell. - WC Fields

In Washington, a man gets up to speak and doesn't say a thing, and the other men disagree with him for three hours. - Milton Berle

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. - Ted Williams

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Horace Walpole

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha

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