Well, more from Cutie Cooper dishing up marriage talk in today’s Friday Five.* Tell us what you really think, Cutie!
On opinions: The time for having singularly strong opinions is when you are a single person. Once you choose to be one-half of a pair, you must compromise, so that no one person gets what he or she wants at the expense of the other. It may take some getting used to, but reaching decisions that you both can live with can be quite romantic since each one is a symbol of your connection.
On screw-ups: When somebody makes her best effort and still fails, be kind. When a person is already beating herself up, if you join in, that’s a mob.
On spending:Splurge on the things that bring real pleasure to the people you love: good food, unique experiences, a comfortable space to gather in. You’ll be far richer than if you rack up bills for material possessions that can’t be freely shared.
On guests: If good people feel happy in your home, your marriage makes the world a better place.
On tough times: If you should have a choice of whether to laugh or to cry, laugh. Laughing makes you stronger, and it does not diminish the seriousness of a situation. I think instead of turning an already bad situation into a tragedy, make it into a comic strip.
Bonus pearl – a parting shot: One thing Harry and I always held on to was our senses of humor, and a sense of humor is something I recommend you develop if you’re not fortunate enough to have one already.
Wouldn’t you love to sit down and have a cup of coffee with her?
* All quotes are from Cutie’s book Fall in Love for Life – Inspiration from a 73-Year Marriage.
I don’t thinks she’s available for coffee, but her memoir is loaded with those pearl-like gems!
These are great. Is that her? What a cutie!
That IS her – she had a video advice show for a while and has a FB page. I suspect her granddaughters help out with it!
Cutie is a wise woman!
She really is – and has a lot of common sense that seems more uncommon these days!