Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's Thankful Thursday!

Well, Thursday is here once again, and it's time to list a few more things I'm thankful for.

I am thankful for:

1. I've lost some weight and am starting to have a little more energy. This has taken longer than I'd hoped, but hey...a loss is a loss. Why is it I am so good at taking care of others, and so bad at taking care of myself? Honestly!

2. Good health. When I was young, my Mom gave me cod liver oil on a spoon and a spoonful of sugar after...I'm sure that's why I'm so healthy. Anyway, my Mom and Dad were here this weekend. My Dad had the flu the day after they got here...then my Mom had the flu a day after they got home...then my husband got it a couple of days later. I guess they didn't eat their cod liver oil!

3. The roast I smell cooking in the oven. Yummy! Yes, I'm hungry so it made it onto this list. Sorry...sort of.

4. My friends. Being my friend is a LIFETIME commitment...fair warning. I need people to be more than just acquaintances, although I'm sure that has its benefits. I have always had one best friend at a time...so now I have a whole bunch of best friends, and that's okay by me.

5. Transportation. I would have hated to walk everywhere I went in my car today. In fact, I wouldn't be home until Saturday...maybe. It's a valid thing to be thankful for, especially when most of the time we take those "little" things for granted.

Okay, that's it. Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!


Thankful Thursday at Truth 4 the Journey

Monday, April 27, 2009

"I Do"...Until "I Don't"

Venting Alert...

Why does the government think it can solve everyone's problems by just making up a new contract? I was shocked to see that some countries are actually thinking of adopting a marriage contract that lasts 7 years. After that time, you can say "I do" or "I don't" and go on your merry way.

Or can you?

Actually, you can't!

The same rule still applies as to marriage or common law relationships. You split everything in the end. So what possible solution is there in having a 7 year marriage contract I wonder?

I would think it makes it easier not to work on your marriage. You can always back out. No one would consider a married man or woman off limits anymore because they can still say "I don't," which would probably also make adultery more widespread.

I can hear it now..."Oh, I don't plan on staying with him/her...it's not working out anyway." It's all good...or is it?

What if your mate wants a 7 year marriage and you want a lifelong marriage? Wouldn't you reconsider marriage if he/she was only willing to commit for 7 years to "see how it goes"? How much faith would you have in that kind of marriage arrangement? In that case there's really no lasting commitment anyway, so wouldn't most people just live together? Why even have a contract?

I personally don't see the point in living together; you're either committed or you're not, but people do it all the time. I personally disagree with most divorce, but is this really a solution to either?

A failed marriage is like a divorce, isn't it? The pain is still there, the financial obligations are still there, and the kids will probably still be there suffering the consequences. No, I just don't get it.

The only solution to divorce is to think twice about what you're doing before you do it and be committed in the first place. There's just too much at stake.

Okay, I feel better now.

For more information, go to the Fox News Video called "I do...for now"

In the meantime, remember to think before you act, and have a wonderful week!