Monday, May 9, 2011

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

Happy Monday, friends!! This may seem a bit corny to some of you, but I received this little "poem" of sorts along with my other recipes at one of my bridal showers, and just thought it was too sweet not to share it with all of you. I think it's the perfect little addition to a shower or wedding gift. Even typing it up and having it framed?! Enjoy!

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

1 cup of consideration
2 cupfuls praise
1 reasonable budget (B must have been one of the authors of this here post!)
2 cupfuls of flattery carefully concealed
2 cupfuls milk of human kindness
1 gallon faith in God & each other (in my opinion, this should be FIRST on the list!)
A generous dash of cooperation
3 tsp. of pure extract of "I am sorry."
children (more or less to taste)
1 cupful of confidence & encouragement
1 large (or several small) hobbies
1 cup of blindness to each others' faults
1 cupful of courtesy
A small pinch of in-laws
1 cupful of contentment

*Flavor with frequent portions of recreation & a dash of happy memories. Stir well & remove any speck of jealousy, temper or criticism. Sweeten well with generous portions of love & keep warm with a steady flame of devotion. Never serve with a cold shoulder or hot tongue.

Hopefully, you're still reading at this point! Like I said, it may sound a tad corny, but it's oh so true. I may be a newlywed, but I know good advice when I hear it! And, if for nothing else, it's a sweet way to pass on advice or encouragement to a friend!


Neely said...

Love this!

Raven said...

perfect. love this. thanks for the reminder :)