A Job Is Work, But A Marriage Is Heart Work
The alarm clock is buzzing or beeping signaling the beginning of another hard day of work at the office. However there are no alarm clocks in marriage! Every day is a heart day of work for a couple dedicated to the fulfillment of life’s goal…to be happy. It matters not the number of heart palpitations in a marriage, it is an all day every day event – 24/7.
The heart of a marriage is far more dependent on the nature of two souls in compatibility rather than any set of rules that have been printed and passed on from generation to generation. You know, as a matter of fact, it would probably benefit a married couple more so if those rules were printed for everyone to see, read and live by.
Wait a minute…those rules have been printed for well over two thousand years now in a book that is available to anyone who has a desire to know the truth about him or herself.
Heart failure and heart problems, a metaphor just like all the other ailments of a marriage can and do come about when it comes to things like money and finances. Some seem to think that a good job is the answer…when all that really does is in time cause an even further separation of the heart and passion that you started your life together with or for. You must separate the two and have yourself a real life!
They say that time heals all wounds. Well, continuing the metaphor, heart disease or heart failure in a struggling marriage because of finances can be a real downer to start a new relationship. Trust and security of a good job merely means that two people cannot cope with the truth that marriage is indeed heart work. Even harder than the hours you trade during a lifetime in selling your soul to the company store.
A good rate or heart rate to measure your personal satisfaction in your marriage comes when you can sit and talk out life’s little annoyances together and come to not just a conclusion, but and understanding, a heart to heart if you will, that you are your own boss of your own mutual company that can have some pretty high profits and returns on those same company benefits.
A heart full of compassion and general willingness to survive in a good marriage is really all that one can ask for in this day and time.
A good heart diagram for the mind would be that of outlining your roles and responsibilities not only for a very long future together, but paving the roadway for a path that will carry you to, over and across anything that presents itself as an obstacle to your happiness together.
When it comes to the heart of a marriage…”the most important thing about having goals is having one.” – Geoffrey F. Abert
A job is work and it can be very hard work, but a marriage is heart work and that is the hardest work of all. It can also be the most rewarding experience two people can share together. It is right up there with having children, not having money or finance problems in your everyday life, or eating ice cream on a hot summers day.
Spitting watermelon seeds also comes to mind…but that’s another story for another day…stay tuned.
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