Recipe for a Happy Marriage

1 cup Consideration

1 cup Courtesy

2 cupfuls Flattery, carefully concealed

2 cupfuls Milk of Human Kindness

1 gallon Faith and Trust in each other

2 cupfuls Praise

1 small pinch of In-Laws

1 reasonable Budget

1 generous dash of Cooperation

3 teaspoons pure extract of "I'm Sorry"

1 cup of Contentment

1 cup each of Confidence and Encouragement

1 large or several small Hobbies

1 cup of blindness to the other's faults

Flavor with frequent portions of recreation

and a dash of happy memories.

Stir well and remove any specks of jealousy, temper or criticism.

Sweeten well with generous portions of love

and keep warm with a steady flame of devotion.

Never serve with cold shoulder or hot tongue.

- anon

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