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How lovely, thank you Marty!
Love Mam

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> From: Martin Auslander <fitecancer@earthlink.net>
> To: Medical On Line Forum <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
> Subject: [MOL] Tuesdays Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul...
> Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1998 0:02
> 
> Good Morning My Friends,
> 
> The following is Tuesdays helping of "chicken soup for the soul", enjoy
> and do come back for the lox and bagels as well. 
> 
> One Moment Please
>    
>        "So, how do you develop a relationship?" This question 
>   was asked of me when I was doing a Relationship Service 
>   seminar for the YMCA. I have to admit that the question 
>   caught me off guard for a brief second. We had been talking 
>   "theory" all day and this woman wanted some concrete methods 
>   for developing client or, for that matter, any relationship.
>        After pausing for a minute to collect my thoughts, I 
>   stated that the only thing I could do was tell her the truth 
>   from my experience. Somewhat shyly, I began to tell her the 
>   story of how my wife and I saved our relationship. My mind 
>   flashed back to a time when Karen and I were at a State Fair 
>   and I won two red velvet hearts as a consolation prize in 
>   one of the midway games. I broke apart the two hearts and 
>   gave one to Karen and kept one for myself.
>        We had been married for 10 years and were going through 
>   a bit of a "flat spot" in our relationship. We still loved 
>   each other, but something was missing.
>        Karen did not want the "flatness" to continue so one 
>   day she came up with a plan. She took one of the hearts and 
>   hid it in my towel while I was taking a shower. When I went 
>   to grab my towel, the red heart spilled out. As I bent down 
>   to pick it up, I was overcome with a rush of emotion that 
>   made me flash back to the time when I won the red hearts and 
>   the love we felt for each other at that moment.
>        I then hid the heart in her sock drawer. She hid it in 
>   my underwear drawer. I hid it in the refrigerator. She 
>   wrapped it in plastic wrap and hid it in the peanut butter. 
>   Hiding the heart became as much fun as finding it. Each time 
>   we hid or found it was a moment to be treasured, like the 
>   first moment we fell in love or the first moment we kissed 
>   or the first moment we looked into our child's eyes. Each is 
>   a cherished and precious moment.
>        How do you develop a relationship? One moment at a 
>   time!
>   
> My perspective of relationships is this: I have been blessed to be the
> partner of a great lady where we have built up a relationship for 30
> years in marriage and friends with so many where time and toils and
> troubles develop but nevertheless relationships become stronger thru
> those times. I have been fortunate to have even stronger relationships
> as a result of the disease called c......This diseases has brought much
> into our life in terms of strength, love, devotion, dedication but
> mostly the warmth and concern and compassion and caring from those great
> souls who wish to build up relationships, long, quality lasting. For
> that, that is the essence of life.....relationships that fill our hearts
> with joy.
> 
> God Bless
> marty auslander
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