Marriage Advice from a Movie
One of the Hallmark movies we own is Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade (2017). In it our two main characters go to watch the Starlights dance practice; most of the couples have been married 30 years or more. He asks how they do it, to which she replies that she asked them that once. The answer:
Peaks and valleys. Realize that all days are not going to be peaks but hold on to them to get you through the valleys. That and affection, compromise and a good pair of dance shoes.
I thought it was interesting and it has stayed with me. Although I think I would change it slightly because when I think of valleys, I think of lush green meadows with a stream and nice trees for shade.
Life isn’t made up of all peaks/mountain top excitement and valleys of refreshing and rejuvenation. Most of the journey is making our way up to the top or down to the valley. When we get to the top, we celebrate and rest from our journey up. When we get down to the valley it is similar, having made our way down the mountainside.
The journey up and down through life can be difficult at times. When I walk up our hills here, I have to stop periodically and catch my breath. In our marriage it is important to take times to laugh and remember those enjoyable peaks and valleys of our time together.
Overall, I liked the bit of marriage advice in the movie and thought I’d share it with you.
Hope you have a great week and are preparing to make your month enjoyable for you and yours.
Until next time,