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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?

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9 comments:

  1. This is a great quote, and your points are so true. I think the opposite is true too - we can begin breaking the threads of our relationship by the negative things we do. Over time, with many small "cuts," we can find that very little "fabric" is left in our marriage.

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    1. Great point Gaye! We not only need to make sure we are adding threads we need to make sure we aren't cutting others at the same time. Thank you for the reminder!

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  2. I love the quote! The end of May, I will be celebrating 34 years of threads :) & am so grateful for every one!!! Thank you for sharing this. I was your neighbor at the Home Educator link up & am so glad that I was!
    Blessings!
    Joanne

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    1. Thanks Joanne and congratulations on 34 years of marriage! That's awesome!

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  3. Great thoughts Tyson! it really is the tiny but "many" things that count, not just the big but "not-so-many" things. Great food for thought today, thanks for making me think!

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    1. You're absolutely right Ngina. It's the small and simple things upon which our marriages and our happiness is built. If we take care of the small and simple then we'll enjoy great things in our lives. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great point. I agree with you that it's the little things that will grow a marriage. I'm reminded of the 100 things that you mentioned in previous posts. Thank you for linking up at Home Educator Mom.

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    1. Thanks Betty. The 100 acts of kindness is exactly the type of thing that builds threads. Thanks for making that connection. In fact, today I posted the last 20 things. I'm done!

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  5. Please give me something real I can benefit frm get back to earth will ya

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