At lunch a few months ago Dennis and I watched as a 90-year-old couple shuffled into the diner to sit down across from each other. Stooped over as he was, the man gently helped his wife to her seat.
We were both mesmerized watching them. The were so loving to each other as they ate–he reached out, touched her hand, they fell into deep conversation, and laughed at each others jokes…honestly we couldn’t take our eyes off them. Ha! We may have been stalking them a bit…but we couldn’t help it!
As we paid our bill we stopped to ask them how long they’d been married and they replied 75 years! Obviously, upon hearing this we wanted in on their secret.
Without hesitation they both responded:
”Never be afraid to be the one who loves the most.”
Could it really be that simple? Could this really be the key for a happy life in every one of our relationships?
Perhaps this holy mantra on repeat in our heads and hearts has the potential to change everything.
It does for me every.single.day.
It isn’t always easy for this “passionate, fire breathing Sicilian girl”, but I’m learning to change the filter and choosing to hear a different story in my head.
And that filter is pure gold and exposes so many hidden treasures in every relationship I would have missed if I didn’t.
Praying for you friend, that you discover all God has for you in every relationship you encounter!
Above all, have [a] fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins
[it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others].
1 Peter 4:8
Hey…. I want to hear from you! Lets grow together, tell me what’s been the BEST thing you’ve learned to build healthy relationships in your world?