"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
I remember a special teacher and dear friend of mine's favorite saying "don't play tiddly winks with manhole covers". Of course any of us within hearing distance would always laugh and go about our day. But is has made me realize to pick and choose my battles and try not to make things bigger then what they are. To try to be loving and kind as sometimes you can say you are sorry but once the words are said they hurt.
It made me think of the joke I have heard different versions of over the 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. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $25,000. He asked her about the contents.
"When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me 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 dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"
"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls.
Joke : Source : Anonymous and credit my good friend Bee who sends all these to us in email over the years.
I love my husband dearly as you all do and have had a project that is very important to him , with deadlines of course, that we have been doing. So things have gotten frustrating at times and well you all know how that goes. So this week and month I will concentrate on the good and the happiness life brings and try to bring him joy. Though it has been tough the last few days...LOL But you do know I produce dolls right? All laughs aside I do produce dolls and love them and my family but need humor to get through some days. The dolls we produce go to charity for children in violent situations.
My fellow Queens of the castles I pray that your days are filled with joy , laughter, Chocolate, love and joy. I will be praying for you marriages, enjoy gleaning from your posts, visiting your blogs and seeing you soon. I apologize I haven't written for a few days and will be around later to visit as I have appointments all morning.
Thank you for your visits and comments they mean so much. May the Lord Bless you and your marriages this week and always.
Thank you Christine for hosting . I love learning from you all.
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