How about this…for one minute, shut the fuck up!…that’s all it takes, just for one minute do what my grandmother did and put your pudgy little sausage fingers in front of your flapping lips and shut your dirty little pie hole…and freaking listen!!!

Now that I have your attention, I would like to tell you one simple secret that could change your relationship forever…for the good, it’s not just listening, hearing, remembering and being proactive; no, that isn’t the only thing…it is quite simply basic manners, a simple manner you learned when you could barely talk…a simple rule your parents probably imparted on you when you were just a wee child, pooping yourself…APPRECIATION!  That’s it, simple gratitude.  Thanks, that’s all…just thanks!  When’s the last time you turned to your spouse (or significant other) and said…baby, thanks for loving me.  Huh?  When’s the last time your machismo, alpha ego took a nap long enough to just thank the person that loves you, for loving your closeminded, ill mannered, hairy ass?!?!?  Huh, when?  I bet you could stand there and lie to yourself and the rest of the world and say, ‘well just the other day I…”  SHUT UP!!!  Effin Liar!  I’m not talking about some hollow ‘thanks for the brewski, sweetcheeks’ show of gratitude, but a real thanks for that woman or man loving you…because you wouldn’t have that brewski, be able to have that over hairy ass, be accepted when you got back from work for smelling like a port-o-potty, if it wasn’t for sweetcheeks over there loving you for every thing you are.  Say thanks!

My aunt did that every day with her husband for 25 years, they thanked eachother and you could see the love in their eyes, still after 25 years together, they were still so in love…and they were happy to thank one another every day for the love given.  How about just stopping for one minute and saying thanks for loving me and meaning it.

Oh but E, if I do that she’ll think I’m soft or she’ll take advantage of me!

Oh please shut the fuck up, she (or he) already caught your ass crying more times than you want to admit…just thank the her and be grateful for her (or him) for putting up with the antics of your life.

Thank you for loving me Mony.

See that isn’t hard and it will have more power over your happiness than a beer from. sweetcheeks with the boys…Start showing gratitude for that person being with you, because we all know none of us is perfect, but that is what should make us more appreciative of our other half…because there in the crap right there with us…

See if every day you wake up and show gratitude for that person there with you, taking as much care of you, as you they…then they will eventually start showing gratitude for you as well…and so on and so on.

If there is one thing Mony has showed me is even when it seems like someone is never going to change, if you just have faith in them, they might just surprise you.  Hey not everyone is going to give, but maybe if you don’t get the gratitude from your significant other, appreciation might find you in other ways, such as children, bosses, friends, coworkers…who knows maybe even the lottery.

Go say thanks to that person for loving you…it might start a great night of sex if nothing else.


E. Vincent


About E. Vincent

Artist, Entrepreneur. Designer, Painter, Muralist, Illustrator, Writer. Business Analyst and Developer, Photography Caddy, Father, Lover, Fighter, Friend. INDESTRUCTIBLE, UNSTOPPABLE, INSEPARABLE, A Child of Destiny. Lover of Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Degas, Monet, Varga, Huerta, Royo, Adams, Swan, Lee, Warhol, Clarke, Bradbury, Serling and many other masters of the creative universe View all posts by E. Vincent

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