"We don't have enough sex!"
"He doesn't listen to me!"
"She always has to watch Downton Abbey, and I think it's stupid!"
He leaves his towels on the bathroom floor, and I have to pick them up!"
All very valid marriage issues. However...
Did you know that 18,000 kids will starve to death today?
If you do the math, that's six million a year, a number that should be familiar.
But maybe that number's too big. And it's only about 0.1% of the Earth's population.
So let's put it in perspective. I live near Albuquerque, a city of about 700,000.
So that would be, what, 700 kids starving to death in town, every year. That's do-able, since it's only two a day.
And on December 31, maybe we can pile their little bodies in a square in Old Town. Kids are small. It won't be a big pile.
But that might keep the tourists away. Better not.
So maybe, instead, we can focus on what's right in our marriages,and in our lives.
Like there's someone who has promised to stay with us, no matter what.
Like at the end of the day, we have someone to hug (and DO it!).
Like...but hey, that's a big enough list of blessings, because a lot of perfectly nice people will die today, and be deprived of even that.
Focus on the love that's in your life, and that is REAL.
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