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June 21, 2004

Happy Anniversary to Me

It was eleven years on Saturday.

At this point, I think we've mutually, silently agreed that less is more on the big day. (Less stress.) It's basically a good excuse to get a sitter, have a quiet dinner, and browse for a while in Barnes & Noble.

I think everyone has their own ideal when it comes to love and marriage, thus we all suffer ups and downs and everything in between.

Have you ever noticed that shopping for greeting cards is especially difficult when stuck in a "down" period? At times, I've spent over an hour trying to find something/anything intended for a spouse that wasn't a complete lie. Perhaps this particular store was out of the cards that read, "You may be Sleepy, Grumpy, Sneezy, Dopey, Mopey and Bitchy, but if you're not Happy on your birthday, I'll be out with my friends."

Fortunately, this is not my current plight, but it's a great idea for a greeting card biz, don't ya think? I'll call it Vitriolic Expressions...

Anyway, at some point during the greeting card madness, I found a card that helped me understand my own original ideal and approach, which is sometimes forgotten over time without some sort of reminder. I purchased the card, but never signed it...just kept it. (It's my reminder.)

Mutual Love

I have heard that you should
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

And I see the wisdom in that now more than ever.
The more I see and hear of couples who are truly
dissatisfied with their relationship,
the more I am determined to remember that in most cases
their misery is a direct reflection
of the kind of love they give.

And I want to be respected
so I will be respectful

I need support
so I will be supportive

I want encouragement
so I will be encouraging

I want consideration
so I will be considerate

I want to be understood
so I will be understanding

I must have loyalty
so I will be loyal

I need to feel trusted
so I will be trusting

I long for your attention
so I will be attentive

I want to feel cared for
so I will be caring

I need to be reassured
so I will be reassuring

I want tenderness
so I will be tender

I want affection
so I will be affectionate

I want romance
so I will be romantic

I want to be loved
so I will be loving

Deep within me, I know that's
the way it should be, and so all that
I long for, you will find in me.

...so simple, so difficult. But there you have it...my sincere moment du jour.

(BTW, the card company is actually named "Wistful Expressions." I found that interesting.)

posted by Key on 07:41 PM | Comments (8)
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I like this card:

If you need me, I'll be with my boyfriend.

It pretty much says everything I want to express.

Posted by: Anna at June 21, 2004 08:51 PM

..congrats, Key... 11 years.. wow...

Posted by: Eric at June 21, 2004 10:15 PM

Congrats! That's a wonderful achievement!

Posted by: Lawren at June 21, 2004 10:22 PM

Beautiful words and very true! I know what you mean about trying to find just the right card; I can spend days (well, not literally) looking; you seem to have found one I would have picked!

Posted by: Michele at June 22, 2004 10:01 AM

Congrats...you've got me by 5 months...

Posted by: Sam at June 22, 2004 12:57 PM

Congratulations! Hubby and I made it to 11 years on June 1st...! :)

Posted by: pam at June 22, 2004 05:29 PM

I just puked on my keyboard.

Posted by: Acidman at June 23, 2004 01:53 AM

Otherwise known as the Golden Rule...

Happy Anniversary. I turned 55 on the 20th. I'm just happy to have a good woman, 2 fine dogs and be on the top side of the grass.

Posted by: Jesse at June 23, 2004 08:38 PM
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