Friday, February 24, 2017

A Word about Marriage

“ … take everything with a grain of it … “

I was going to share a story about a lost purse, have begun writing it, but saw this wedding toast in a Sunday bulletin and thought it worth reading. I hope you find it worth reading, as well.


It’s hard to keep a house without salt. It adds flavor and taste to just about every dish.

If you run out of toothpaste, you can brush with a mixture of soda and salt because of salt’s cleansing qualities.

If you develop a sore throat, you can gargle with salt because of its healing properties.

If you’re hungry, you can cure a ham or other meat with salt because of its preserving qualities.

You can use salt to melt the ice that builds up in the winter cold; salt can also be used to put out fires that flare up.

So if you’ll bring to the marriage the qualities found in salt – the cleansing quality, the healing quality, the preserving
quality –

If you use it to enhance the flavor of your life together; to melt the ice that will build up and put out the fires that will occasionally flare up between you; and, of course, if you take everything with a grain of it, you will have a long and happy life together.

As a man approaching thirty-five years of marriage, and thirty-five years of happy marriage, I can attest to the wisdom in this toast.

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