Posted in Multiply Oct 18 07
A man and his girlfriend were married. It was a large gathering. All of their friends and family came to witness the lovely ceremony and partake of the festivities and celebration. Everyone had a wonderful time.
The bride was gorgeous in her white wedding gown and the groom was very dashing in his black tuxedo. Everyone could tell that the love they had for each other was true.
A few months later, the wife came to the husband with a proposal:
"I read in a magazine, a while ago, about how we can strengthen our marriage," she said. "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." The husband agreed. So they retreated to two separate rooms and started making out their respective lists. And this absorbing task took them the rest of the day to accomplish.
The next morning, at the breakfast table, they decided they would share each other's listed annoyances. "I'll start," offered the wife. She took out her list. It had many items on it, enough to fill three pages. As she started reading her list, she noticed that tears were starting to appear in her husband's eyes.
"What's wrong?" she asked.
"Nothing," the husband replied. "Please keep reading."
The wife continued until she had read all three pages. Then she placed her list neatly on the table and folded her hands on top of it. "Now, you read your list and then we'll talk about the things on both our lists," she said with eager anticipation.
Quietly the husband said, "I don't have anything on my list. I think that you are perfect the way you are. I don't want you to change anything for me. You are lovely and wonderful and I wouldn't want to try changing 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.
Written by Trevor Klein, as presented by Francis J. Kong in his book, "The Early Bird Catches The Worm, But The Second Mouse Gets The Cheese"