Don’t hope; decide.

Michael Hargrove tells about watching a man at an airport dropping a bag to the ground to hug two small children. Then he turned to their mother and said, “I’ve saved the best for last!” and then gave her a long, passionate kiss. Hargrove interrupted this idyllic scene to ask, “How long have you two been married?” “Fourteen years,” the man replied. “So, how long have you been away?” The man turned around and said, “Two days!” Hargrove was stunned. “I hope my marriage is still that passionate after fourteen years!” The man stopped smiling and said, “Don’t hope, friend. Decide!”
And that’s it, isn’t it? For most of us it comes down to a decision. The wisest people know that love is more than a feeling. It’s a commitment based on a decision, through the good times and the bad, “To love and to cherish.”

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