We have always tried to teach our children that when you are looking for someone to marry, that you should keep your standards high. Make a list of what you absolutely want in a companion, and measure your dates up to that list! They say "love is blind" for a reason, once the emotions kick in, then many times your judgement can get clouded. We have also tried to remind them that someone out there is making their own list, and looking for the guy or girl with high standards and who is happy! So it is important to look for the right one and yet at the same time, work on being the right one! This poem was a cute reminder of that.
The Perfect Girl
A friend asked a gentleman how it is that he never married ?
Replied the gentleman, "Well, I guess I just never met the right woman ... I guess I've been looking for the perfect girl."
"Oh, come on now," said the friend, "Surely you have met at least one girl that you wanted to marry."
"Yes, there was one girl .. once. I guess she was the one perfect girl .. the only perfect girl I really ever met. She was just the right everything .. I really mean that she was the perfect girl for me."
"Well, why didn't you marry her," asked the friend.
"She was looking for the perfect man," he said.
"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence" ~ Aristotle
"It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you." ~ Anonymous
"Be happy. It's one way of being wise" ~ Sidonie Gabrielle