Good Morning, God!
When Kit was asked by a dear friend if he had any Words of Wisdom he instantly replied: Marry Well!
Needless to say, I was pleased to hear him say that, God. But, I was also profoundly impressed. Kit’s RIGHT. Marrying well does more for the quality of our lives than almost anything else.
The old definition of “marrying well” used to mean marrying for money, power or status — preferably all three. One has only to watch the news to see that is still many people’s definition. I find that sad, God.
Looking at this photo of the marina I’m reminded of Dr. Hart’s talking about a good marriage as a Safe Haven — a Safe Harbor where we find protection from the buffeting of the Wind and Waves of Life. Not a “Dry Dock” where we are overhauled and renovated.
Not, God, that we don’t all need to improve — but that is far different from “being improved.” That reminds me, God, that I did — FINALLY — become punctual. But only AFTER Kit had given up trying to “help” me become punctual. Hmmm.
We both have changed over the years. Harbors need dredging and breakfronts need repairing. Being loved and valued by YOU, God, makes it easier to love and value each other — and ourselves. And, of course, Harbors do have dry docks — because self care and repair are also essential to living well.
Going back to Kit’s wise words — Marry Well –that’s hard to do, isn’t it God. Because, a good marriage requires a Good Man. It makes me think of what I have often said — It is better to be Lucky, than Smart.