Marriage does not guarantee that two people will be together forever, itís only paper. It takes love, trust, respect, commitment, understanding, friendship and faith that make relationship. Most relationships fail because too much time is spent pointing out each other's mistakes and not enough time enjoying each other's company.

Life is not about finding the right person, but creating the right relationship; it's not only how we care in the beginning, but how much we care till the very end. It is about loving an imperfect person perfectly. 

One day, someone will walk into your life and you will see why it never worked out with anyone else.

Here's a story of a divorce settlement that favorably and pleasingly turned out in favor of the husband in an unusual way. God sometimes removes people from our lives to protect us. We should not run after them.

We should walk away from anything or from anyone who takes away from us our peace and happiness. Every now and then, God allows us to cry for tears to clear our eyes, so we can clearly see the good things ahead.

On the first day, the husband sadly packed his belongings into boxes, crates and suitcases. On the second day, he had the movers come to collect his things.

On the third day, he sat down for the last time at their beautiful dining-room table, by candle-light; he put on some soft background music, and feasted on a pound of shrimp, a jar of caviar, and a bottle of spring-water.

When he had finished, he went into each and every room and deposited a few half-eaten shrimps dipped in caviar into the hollow center of the curtain rods. He then cleaned up the kitchen and left.

A relationship without trust and commitment is like a car with no gasoline. You can stay in it all you want but it won't go anywhere.

On the fourth day, the wife came back with her new boyfriend, and at first all was bliss. Then, slowly, the house began to smell. They tried everything; cleaning, mopping, and airing-out the place. Vents were checked for dead rodents, and carpets were steam cleaned. Air fresheners were hung everywhere.

Exterminators were brought in to set off gas canisters, during which time the two had to move out for a few days, and in the end they even paid to replace the expensive wool carpeting. Nothing worked!

People stopped coming over to visit. Repairmen refused to work in the house. The maid quit. Finally, they couldn't take the stench any longer, and decided they had to move, but a month later, even though they'd cut their price in half, they couldn't find a buyer for such a stinky house.

Word got out, and eventually even the local realtors refused to return their calls. Finally, unable to wait any longer for a purchaser, they had to borrow a huge sum of money from the bank to purchase a new place.

Then the ex called the woman and asked how things were going. She told him the saga of the rotting house. He listened politely and said that he missed his old home terribly and would be willing to reduce his divorce settlement in exchange for having the house.

Knowing he could have no idea how bad the smell really was, she agreed on a price that was only 1/10 of what the house had been worth ... but only if he would sign the papers that very day. He agreed, and within two hours her lawyers delivered the completed paperwork.  

A week later the woman and her boyfriend stood smiling as they watched the moving company pack everything to take to their new home ... and just to spite the ex-husband, they even took the curtain rods !!!

I love a happy ending, don't you....? We will never find the right person if we never let go of the wrong ones. When the wrong people leave our lives, the right things start happening.

By Tim Pedrosa


Sometimes God gives us the wrong people before giving us the right one, so that when the right comes, we know how to appreciate the gift. Believe me, it really happens.

Tim