L is for Laughter, Love, and Live Journal
While I don't consider myself a marriage expert, I have been married for 34 years with no major problems. Even though I complain (just ask my walking partner) about the hubby, I'm really very happy. And to what do I attribute our success? Well, respect and tolerance, which are R and T words, and really have no prominence in today's post, but mainly Love and Laughter. Of course the love part is elementary, my dear Watson. If you don't love your partner, you're doomed from the start. Laughter is the important part, IMO. I'd say one of the biggest qualities that made me pick my to-be was his ability to make me laugh--and apparently, vice versa. And it's still going on today, 34 years later. Just this morning, on our walk, he said something teasing and silly and we had a good belly-deep laugh together. I mean, really, if you can't find joy and laughter in the little everyday things, and even the big, deep problems, then it's just not worth it. A little laughter makes everything better.
I'm cross-posting in Blogspot, but I'm not going to cross-post this section. I started a blogspot account because I decided maybe I needed a blog with my real name, instead of a nickyname, but I haven't utilized it much. But since the A-Z Blog Challenge started there, I thought I would post there, too. But really, the system is not set up nearly as nicely as LJ is. The LJ flist page is, (IMO) vastly better than the Blogspot Dashboard. It allows more interaction and replying to your flist. Over there, it doesn't seem that people interact with comments and replies as much. While the owner of the blog gets an email when comments are made, it doesn't look like the commenters get an email when their comment is replied to. I don't know, it just seems more sterile and not as neighborly over there, but maybe it's just because I'm not as familiar with it.