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Add speech writing to my list of talents

So, my husband is the best man at a wedding this Saturday afternoon.  If you are attending said wedding, please stop reading now.  I’ll pause while you close the window.


If you’re still with me, you’re either disobedient or not going.  Good.  My husband is not a great orator, and he asked me to write his speech for the wedding.  I am a great orator (and modest, too!), so I did.  Here’s what I’ve come up with.  I plagiarized it from a variety of sources, and I’d like your opinions before I hand it over to him to practice.  Would you help a cheat girl out?  

Thanks!

Excuse me everyone, could have your attention for a moment?

I’m Jim’s older brother, Joe, and I’m honored that he asked me to be the best man today. Wasn’t that a beautiful ceremony? Â You did a great job, Aunt Connie! 

I have to tell you that I never thought I’d get the opportunity to make this toast. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought Jim would never get around to asking the big question.

Now, I know I’m still a rookie with this marriage stuff, but I have learned some things that I want to share with you.

  1. When you’re wrong, admit it.

  2. When you’re right, shut up.

  3. Never forget what is worth remembering.

  4. Never remember what should be forgotten.

  5. Compliment each other every day.

  6. Be slow to criticize.

  7. Say you’re sorry even if you don’t know what you did or you didn’t mean to do it.

  8. Never assume. Â Talk about everything, even if you think it doesn’t need talking about.

  9. Be each other’s champion. No matter what, take your spouse’s side first!

And the most important –

  1. Marriage is not mind reading, so ask your spouse what they want and believe what they tell you. 

In closing, I want to share a quote with you from the late, great, Ronald Reagan, and I can say from personal experience that he is right. Â He said,

 

There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of the day, knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.

May you always be that person for each other. 

To Jim and Michelle!

 

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14 thoughts on “Add speech writing to my list of talents”

  1. I LOVE IT! Can I print it out and leave it where my husband will read it too? 😉 Best of all, it’s short and still packs a punch!

  2. I LOVE IT! Can I print it out and leave it where my husband will read it too? 😉 Best of all, it’s short and still packs a punch!

  3. It’s a great speach that you wrote.

    Would like to add focus and highlight the positive points of your partnet and he/she will be greatful that you notice and appreciate her/his finner points.

  4. It’s a great speach that you wrote.Would like to add focus and highlight the positive points of your partnet and he/she will be greatful that you notice and appreciate her/his finner points.

  5. Duh.. didn’t do a spell check before hitting the enter key sorry

    Shoud be
    Focus and highlight the positive points of your partner. It is always a nice feeling to be cherished and appreciated for one’s finner points.

  6. Duh.. didn’t do a spell check before hitting the enter key sorryShoud beFocus and highlight the positive points of your partner. It is always a nice feeling to be cherished and appreciated for one’s finner points.

  7. Wonderful speech, Tara! Definitely add speech writing to your resume. You never know where it might take you!

  8. Wonderful speech, Tara! Definitely add speech writing to your resume. You never know where it might take you!

  9. Awesome! Makes me want to get married – again (to the same man, of course), and start over remembering those points! Way to go, T!

  10. Awesome! Makes me want to get married – again (to the same man, of course), and start over remembering those points! Way to go, T!

  11. Loved it! You did a great job. Hope it went off great as well.

    Just wanted you to know that I am really loving reading through your blog today.

  12. Loved it! You did a great job. Hope it went off great as well.Just wanted you to know that I am really loving reading through your blog today.

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