Re: [MOL] Tuesdays Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul... [01639] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Tuesdays Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul...



Thanks Marty. I truly enjoyed this.
Christine

At 07:02 AM 20/10/98 -0700, you wrote:
>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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