Lessons learned during my life

Mountains summer sunset
Lessons learned during my life
Jesus said to forgive seventy times seven times a day.
Giving friends the benefit of the doubt is sometimes the best gift ever.
A daddy loves his daughter better than any boy ever will.
Done right, a daddy teaches a daughter how boys should treat her.
No prayer request a daughter makes is ever too silly for a daddy to support and share.
All little girls will have their hearts broken one day.
Daddies will always welcome the chance to share their love with their daughters.
Words of love and affirmation build bridges of trust and understanding.
Home is where we are loved, not just where we live.
Beauty on the inside is more important than beauty on the outside.
There is great joy in doing routine daily things around the house.
Sharing work around the house with someone you love makes the work easier and gets it done faster.
Those who refuse to gossip about others rarely are ever gossiped about themselves.
It takes strength of character to say you are sorry first.
Saying you are sorry is never a sign of weakness; when you are wrong it is an obligation.
Marriage is the most fun you will ever have with your best friend.
Marriage is a commitment that takes courage and sacrifice but is made to last a lifetime.
Marriage is an empty box; you must put something in before you can get anything out.
The top 7 things to put in your Marriage Box Include:
Prayer (Those who pray together, stay together)
Communication (a key to a lasting marriage)
Time (spending time with your spouse who is your best friend)
Intimacy (touching, massaging lotion onto feet, etc.)
Respect (agree to disagree if you must)
Forgiveness (refuse to hold a grudge. Let go of mistakes made in the past )
Acceptance (God gave you your spouse as a gift. Accept God’s gift to you and treasure them, nurture and protect them from all harm)
Be slow to anger and quick to forgive.
Forgive just as God has forgiven you; completely.
Children do better with both a mother and a father.
Perfect love casts out all fear.
Women are into details especially in the home (their nest).
If they ask you to put your cereal bowl in the dishwasher rather than in the sink, do it.
To a woman this means many things.
1. You listened to what she said.
2. You love her and wish to make her happy.
3. You respect her feelings and intelligence
4. You value what she says and what she desires.
The same goes for your socks in the clothes basket, your towel on the rack, your shoes in the closet, your papers on the desk and any other thing which she believes has a place other than where you left it last.
Happiness is an attitude of Gratitude.
Gratitude can make a real difference in your ability to feel positive, both emotionally and physically.
Let your spouse know daily exactly what you are grateful for today.
Patience is a virtue that can be cultivated and nurtured over time.
Hearing and listening are not the same.
Hearing means you heard the words and may be able to repeat them back.
Listening means you heard the words and got the meaning being conveyed and you understood what you heard.
Indeed! Most communication problems in relationships stem from issues with listening.
Stress can interfere with good communication, so seek peace early and often.
Forever love means:
Never being too old to hold hands.
It means to remembering to say, I love you” (out loud), at least once a day.
It means to never going to sleep angry.
It means forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It means at no time taking the other for granted. . . for what you take for granted, disappears.
It means to do things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in a spirit of joy.
It means to speak words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It means to have the capacity and willingness to forgive and not bring it up later.
It means to give each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It means a common search for the good and the beautiful in each other.
It means to not expect each other to wear a halo or to have the wings of an angel.
It means to not look for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
It means to not only commit to the right spouse; it is BEING the right spouse.


About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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