Marriage and a New Year…When The 40 Days Are Up
Whether it is a successful marriage or a new diet plan or a wandering in the eternal desert of your social life, what happens when the 40 days are up?
Is that the end of your suffering …the end of your problems…the end of your stress, trials and tribulations?
By no means. You just take it a simple 40 days at a time.
After all, it is a new year and many days are forthcoming for you to make some changes in your marriage as a new life for the better.
This new thought was brought about by reading the newspaper today (yeah I know, pretty archaic in these digital times, but you never know about discovering those little gems or pearls of wisdom you may find when reading newspaper or magazine stories) and came across an article about losing a certain amount of weight in a certain amount of time.
Interestingly the amount of time to lose this weight was listed as 40 days.
That took me back in my thoughts to a certain person we all have know from those childhood stories in the Great Book, who spent 40 years on the back side of the wilderness in the desert having a little time to gather his thoughts, but to his and our utter amazement he found much more to his existence that saved not only his life but ended up saving the lives of many many millions more in the future to come.
But I digress…
In a successful marriage there are far many more than a certain 40 days that seem to plague people and their relationships.
Far be it from me to be a self proclaimed judge of you and your married life.
I am merely stating my story here to perhaps better help you understand and achieve a healthier attitude about that relationship. Sort of helping you clean up the state of obesity in your married life that has become just so much fat.
I would certainly hope that breaking down the healthy attitude of how to be a better person towards your mate in your special marital relationship certainly can be done in less than 40 days… but what happens when the 40 days are up?
I recently heard someone say “never assume or accept motionlessness for inactivity – crocodiles get most of their meals that way.”
If you find yourself becoming too idle in your marriage, sports, exercises or even your business or studies…just commit to take some time out to put together a plan of your own and choose a time best suited for your pace of accomplishment.
40 days, like the years that follow birthdays, is just a number. The 40 day is nothing magical or special, it is just a reference point, a starting gauge for you to spend some quality time and make yours a successful marriage.
We hope you have a wonderful year and that you find your 40 days of bliss. Peace be with you.