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7/24/11

I Always Say Yes

You've heard the saying: 'If mama aint' happy, ain't nobody happy!"
That can be true in both negative and positive way. But it is true in ways.

I've seen this with my family and so the Turning Point with Dr Jeremiah resonates with me.

...in honor giving preference to one another.
Romans 12:10



Several years ago, journalist Larry King interviewed television personality Art Linkletter, who had just turned ninety. King, who has famously been married several times, asked Linkletter the secret of longevity in marriage. Linkletter and his wife were married seventy-four years.  Linkletter simply replied, "I always say yes to anything she says."


"So how do you stay happy?" asked King in surprise.

"Oh, that's Lois," said Art. "She's happy--when she's happy, I'm happy."


There's a lot of truth in that little bit of folk wisdom. Of course, the real secret is when both partners begin practicing this habit. The place where encouragement is most needed is the home, where our flaws are exposed and our selfishness is most likely to exert itself. But marriage works best when spouses are less selfish, more selfless, and when they understand that it's not about making themselves happy but about making the other happy--in honor preferring one another. It is God's plan, and it works!


Biblical love is not emotions or feelings, but attitudes and actions that seek the best interests of the other person.
Jerry Bridges in The Practice of Godliness




About the author: Owner of JamericanSpice. Sharing my journey in the present, from the past or thoughts for my future. Mom of two who loves to travel and read and decipher people.
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3 comments :

  1. That's absolutely true, but sometimes it's so tough!

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  2. I love both shows and the music for Desperate is perfect, well, Criminal's is good too, so spooky!

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  3. This is very true but often times we are selfish beings and can't think about what would make the other person happy.

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