I went for a walk on my local boardwalk and, of course, I had to chat with an elderly gentleman I met there. He was 92-years-wise. He was proud to announce the accomplishments of his children as nurses and other professionals, and also beamed about his 67-year marriage.
When I asked him what the secret to a happy marriage was; he replied "One word - RESPECT."
He went on to say respect (not so much as a way of putting someone above you), but honoring each other's differences type of respect.
What a beautiful "pearl;" honoring each other's differences as a way to attain a vibrant, rich, and enriched marriage.
There's a "pearl" if I ever heard one.
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