Tom and his wife were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. During the banquet celebration, Tom was asked to tell his friends what the benefits of having such a long marriage are.
“Tell us Tom, just what is it you have learned from all those wonderful years with your wife?”
Tom responded: “Well, I’ve learned that marriage is the best teacher of all. It teaches you loyalty, meekness, forbearance, self-restraint, forgiveness – and a great many other qualities you wouldn’t have needed if you’d stayed single.”