One Grateful Girl
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I watched this Hallmark movie the other day.
To be honest, I watch Hallmark movies every day that I'm physically able and have some spare time. #ILoveAHappyEnding
The latest syrupy sweet offering was about a woman who writes a blog about only being able to have a happy partnership with someone if you agree on everything all the time and never argue because "small annoyances become big resentments" and then there's ultimately an ugly, bitter parting of ways.
So we should, what, marry our twin personalities? #Ridiculous
Our main heroine naturally ends up falling for a man who is her polar opposite (plus he's gorgeous, a closet millionaire and a community advocate extraordinaire). After clearing multiple hurdles in their path they marry and live happily ever after. All in two hours. #WhyCantLifeBeLikeThat
And, even though most of us don't look like movie stars or have immaculate houses on perfect streets where it's always sunny and everyone except that one bad character (who always gets hers/his comeuppance in the end BTW) is sickeningly sweet...this little faritytale wasn't wrong about the big picture.
The best partnerships are those in which there are healthy disagreements, respectful differences of opinion and lots of empathy.
Just because you're different from someone doesn't mean you can't love, respect, admire, cherish and even live happily ever after with them. Give or take the few times a week you want to slap them with a raw fish, Capisce?
Focus on the good; not the bad --for pretty much everything in your life-- and things will generally be super fine. #LoveOneAnother
PS 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4 R. (see 42:3) Athirst is my soul for the living God. When shall I go and behold the face of God? As the hind longs for the running waters, so my soul longs for you, O God. When shall I go and behold the face of God? Athirst is my soul for God, the living God. Send forth your light and your fidelity; they shall lead me on And bring me to your holy mountain, to your dwelling-place. Then will I go in to the altar of God,the God of my gladness and joy; Then will I give you thanks upon the harp, O God, my God! Verse Before the Gospel See Ps 130:5, 7 I hope in the LORD, I trust in his word; with him there is kindness and plenteous redemption.