Thanks to Tyson Cooper, author of Uplifting Love, for sharing this quote from Simone Signoret in his article Hundreds of Tiny Threads. I had never heard the quote before, but was immediately struck by the implications of those words.
It’s true, isn’t it? Although the big events of our married lives create wonderful and exciting memories, it’s the small, everyday, seemingly mundane things that knit us together. The glances, the touches, the smiles, the funny stories, the private jokes, the acts of service – these are the threads that weave the fabric of our marriages.
Unfortunately, small acts can also destroy the fabric of a marriage. The resentments, the silences, the criticisms, the angry replies, the withering looks, the acts of love withheld – each one cuts a slender thread, eventually leaving us with a tattered mess.
Let’s choose, today and every day, to weave new threads into our marriages, with small acts that strengthen the fabric and increase its beauty.
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