You may be wondering how those two things are related. Well, keep reading and I’ll explain.
Today I went to my friend Juliette’s wedding. (Juliette used to work at Adis). Anyway, the Reverend who officiated Juliette & Shaun’s wedding talked about what makes a well-constructed sentence. I guess his choice of topic may have been influenced by Juliette’s profession — she’s a medical writer. He suggested that all good sentences consist of “a few words, well-placed”. He had 5 fridge magnets (this choice may have been influenced by Shaun’s profession – he works for Fisher & Paykel). Each magnet represented 5 well-constructed sentences that are needed to build a good marriage. Holding up colourful number magnets from 1-5, he explained that the sentences contained 5, 4, 3, 2 or 1 word(s) as follows:
5: I’m sorry, please forgive me.
4: Can you help me?
3: I love you.
2. Thank you.
I was so taken with his message and the way he delivered it. And he’s totally right. Those 5 sentences are the building blocks to a good marriage. If you can’t say those things, you’ve definitely got something to work on. He said #3 is one you will never get tired of hearing. How true is that? And I know if we all used #5 and #2 a bit more, the world would be a happier place.
I was just reminded today of how wonderful marriage is. I feel totally blessed to have such a great marriage, and to be married to such a great guy. I hope all those who read this post will get something out of the message, even though I couldn’t share it as eloquently as Reverend Norton did today.
And finally, a big CONGRATULATIONS to Mr & Mrs Allport! You guys looked awesome today and I hope you had a really wonderful day. It was so neat to be there and share in your special day. It was also a neat surprise to see Robyn and Andrew – you guys are so cute together! ;-)