Saturday, January 12, 2008

On the Importance of Talking: More on Marriage

More on marriage, a story from a Baha'i psychotherapist. -gw

An elderly couple celebrated their golden anniversary…while eating breakfast together, the woman thought, “for fifty years I’ve always been considerate of my husband and have always given him the crusty top of the bread roll. Today I want to finally enjoy this delicacy for myself.” She spread the top part with butter and gave the other part to her husband. Contrary to her expectations, he was very pleased, kissed her hand, and said, “My darling, you’ve just given me the greatest joy of the day. For over fifty years I haven’t eaten the bottom part of the bread roll, which is the part I like best. I always thought you should have it because you like it so much.”

{Photo: "tiger loaf crust texture," uploaded on January 29, 2007 by Leo Reynolds on flickr, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic}

1 comment:

Bonita said...

Awww, that is so that why you let me sit in front when we paddle the canoe? So I can have the best view...