Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pearls of Wisdom

Blog This - challenge 18

Pearls of Wisdom - what is the best life advice you've recieved? How did you use that advice and how has it impacted on your life's path? What pearl of wisdom have you passed on to others?

I think one of the best pieces of advice was something my dad told my husband and I at our wedding. And considering he and my mum have just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary, I definitely take his marriage advice very much to heart.

He told us to always remember, that marriage is not about give and take. In life we often think that relationships are about 50% give and 50% take. You think about not only what you can give to a relationship, but also what the relationship will give to you. My dad said that marriage should really be about 100% give. Give 100% to your relationship without thinking about what you can get in return.

Treasure the person you are married to, value your relationship, know that it is one thing in your life worth putting everything in to. He told us that love is choice. Some days, you won't feel that 'in love' feeling, some days you may not even like your partner, but every day, you make a choice to love him. A choice to give 100%.

Some days it's harder than others. Especially once the bubba came along. But every day, it's worth it.

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful, perfect advice. Someone told us something similar before we got married, and it's something we pass on whenever we can.

    12 years into my marriage, I can tell you it makes for a truly blessed family.

    Yours is beautiful. xxxx

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  2. Zoey, what precious advice. I hope that, on your 25th wedding anniversary you have the opportunity to remind your father of his wise words and let him know their value to you.

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  3. For what it's worth, this was, in my opinion, the best advice given in this challenge. I thought it was wonderful.

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