This is such a thoughtful and inspiring poem, I thought I would share it with you all. I think its a fabulous set of values to aspire to achieve in a marriage!
A good marriage must be created.
In the marriage the little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say ‘I love you’ at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together and facing the world…..
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.
It is not only marrying the right person.
It is being the right partner.
Wilferd A. Peterson.
This poem (short version) was included in a 1961 anthology published by Simon & Schuster, USA, and copyrighted in the name of Wilferd A. Peterson.