Whoa. Boy. How depressing does that sound?
And I suppose it would be pretty depressing if you just left that box empty. But if you fill it with lots of wonderful and exciting trinkets it’d become a real treasure trove, wouldn’t it?
I came across this anonymous ditty the other day:
Marriage is an empty box.
It remains empty unless
you put in more than
you take out.
So. Food for thought.
I find that focusing on giving rather than receiving, staying young-at-heart, laughing often and keeping an interesting variety of challenge and adventure in life fills my box pretty well. It’s hard work though, keeping that box full. And sometimes I get greedy. I take and take and take and put off to another day the refills. And man, it’s a doozy of a bummer to go over there in a pinch, looking for something wonderful and finding nothing left.
Marriage is work, but rewarding work with pleasing results.
Marriage is work, but if it feels more like a chore then think about that box.