being a cheerful guy, i always show my appreciation to everyone for whatever gifts or compliments i get from them..
there are times when i am very vocal when it comes to expressing my gratitude and there are times that i prefer giving thank you gifts or thank you cards.. sometimes i do both..
it doesn't matter how big or small stuff i get from others, as long as i give thanks with a grateful heart and show them in my own little way that what they did was appreciated, i'm okay with that..View Thread
i know this thread's old but i'd like to share my happily ever after story..
i met the love of my life last august thanks to pencils.. i chose to be single for 2 years and kept myself away from relationships as the last one almost ruined my life. during that time, i kept myself busy with work and doing charity.. one time, there was a charity barefoot run that i pledged for and i asked my officemates if they could donate at least 10 pencils or more for every kilometer that i would run.. all in all i collected around 160 pencils which converts to 16km..
of all the donors, the most number of donated pencils came from an unknown person.. i personally thanked everyone at the office except for this unkown person and since i didnt know her, my option is to send her an email.. and that's how our love story started..
first came the inquiry about the charity organization i'm affiliated with, then came the personal information exchange.. i never knew that she'd get me so curious about her.. after the first email, i suddenly got hooked with our email exchange that i'm always looking forward to chatting with her again.. i'm never like this with anyone.. but i know at that time that i'm already feeling something for her.. i even bribed a common friend so i can have her phone number.. i friend requested her in facebook, followed her on twitter and even googled her.. that's how hooked i am with her.. and i don't understand what kind of bug bit me..
then came the day when we first saw each other.. i was so nervous i barely looked at her.. we talked like old friends & laughed at each others jokes.. and from that moment, i knew she means something to me..
our first "date" was at a food market near our office & our first "date food" was shawarma.. after that night, walking trips just to eat banana fritters followed.. then came the early morning dates in the park.. and finally, at 10:17 PM of August 24, 2012, we finally became official..
of course as normal couple do, we had our share of ups & downs.. but at the end of the day, we always end up in each others arms.. and after dating for 4 months, we got married in a small church ceremony last December 21, 2012, the date everyone perceived as the world's end..
we celebrated christmas & new year together as a married couple.. and today marks our 12th day in our married life and i can say that the past 12 days has been nothing but pure happiness for us..
we both know our relationship started so fast and we might look like we hurried our marriage.. but we never had any regrets.. to be honest, marriage changed us a lot individually and as a couple.. we became more mature & responsible.. and our relationship got better & sweeter & more fulfilling.. i know we still have a lot to learn as a couple but as what i always tell my wife, "we'll get through our happily-ever-after story together.."
if my wife's reading this, babe, i want you to know that i love being married to you.. i'll see you at the altar again in 2014.. and in the next life.. and the life after that.. i love you very much baby..<3View Thread
i'm a bit curious on why you needed to check out his phone.. do you have a particular reason why you got jealous? coz you might have a valid reason to snoop..
since you mentioned that you still act sweet around each other, minus the commitment part, have you two seriously talked about your relationship? both of you needed to discuss on which direction your relationship is actually heading.. is it going to be game-over or is he just giving himself some time to completely regain the trust that was lost after learning what you did..
i know your situation's hard but try putting yourself in his shoes and think about what you would feel if he's the one that did the snooping..
thank you for the greeting.. 5 days into marriage and my wife and i found out that it's not bad at all.. LOL.. we spent Christmas with her side of the family and it feels really great that we get to spend the holidays together..
we also both love the feeling of our wedding rings on our ring fingers that we don't take them off except if we have to take a bath or use the bathroom.. LOL..
anyways, we wish you happy holidays and have a blessed and bountiful 2013 to you and your family..
Thank you Dr. Becker-Phelps & Dennis for your responses..
We've been actually talking to several married family members & friends, asking them for advice regarding this matter.. Some are a bit skeptic because we're not yet dating that long then all of a sudden we're getting married.. Some are happy as finally both of us would finally have our own happily-ever-after story.. We also prayed about our relationship and the married life that we're about to enter.. We have different religion though but that's really not an issue..
We both understand that married life is not the same as typical boyfriend-girlfriend relationship that whenever we wanted to get out of it, we can.. (we're not from the United States by the way and the country we're from doesn't have divorce hence we don't have that option if things get out hand..) We give marriage a very high regard given the fact that both our parents and their parents are still together through all these years..
We still have our fears and concerns mostly about the things that might come our way once we start with our journey as a married couple.. Yeah we haven't been together that long but one man's story might have a different ending for others.. As what my cousin who counselled us earlier said, compromising is one of the keys to a successful married life.. We're still both young and still has a lot of learn when it comes to life.. But after this, we are not just going to live our lives for ourselves.. We have to compromise for both of us..
The start of our journey to married life and to forever would soon start.. We wouldn't know the other things that life would offer us.. I'm glad that guys like you are here to offer your words of wisdom for us young people who's only starting to carve our own life's paths..
Again, thank you for your advices.. We only have roughly 36 hours before exchanging I do's.. Wish us luck!
i'm getting married to my girlfriend of 4 months this coming friday.. i am 27 & she is 22.. we're both really excited but at the same time really nervous about the coming wedding day..
she came from a 2 & half year relationship prior to us being a couple & i came from a 2 year single-blessedness..
we really love each other that's why we decided to get married this early in our relationship.. but still, the nervous feeling is there.. we can't eat.. we barely sleep.. i'm having stress diarrhea.. she's having gas..
we would really love to get some tips on how are we going to get through these wedding jitters and how to face the surprises marriage and married life is about to throw to us.. thanks guys!