Monday, May 6, 2013
Hundreds of Tiny Threads
"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years." ~Simone Signoret (found here)
I saw this quote a little while back and have been reflecting on it since. I love the simplicity and truthfulness of the statement. It is the small and simple things that begin to bind two people together. Think about the beginning of your marriage. What did you and your spouse do together that began to bring you together? Was it watching a movie, going out to dinner, taking a class together in school, or going on a stroll together? I bet you made at least one memory together during that outing. When was your first inside joke? What was the first secret you shared with each other? The first trip you took together? Do you see what I'm getting at? Each one of these experiences created a tiny thread between the two of you that began to bind you together. Obviously, the more threads between you the stronger the bond. The threads are often just small and simple things and are actually pretty easy to form. Of course things like having children, buying a house, and starting a business also sew us together but those simply don't happen nearly as often. It's the laughing together, crying together, long talks, and shared moments that really begin to add up and are the stuff that hold a husband and wife together.
So, next time you are thinking about your marriage and what you can do to make it stronger and happier (e.g. better) remember that it's the small and simple things that sew us together. Focus on the tiny threads.
What are some of your favorite tiny threads that tie you and your spouse together?