The story is told about an older couple that was having a fiftieth wedding anniversary celebration. All their children and grandchildren were there, and a caterer provided a delectable meal. One of the waiters approached the head table, where the husband and wife were sitting, and asked what they’d like. The wife chose a piece of dark chicken.
One of the grandchildren who happened to be next to them asked,
“Bubby, why are you taking the dark chicken? Every time we’ve been over for Shabbos you always take the white part.”
“The truth is,”” Bubby answered, “I prefer dark meat. But I know that Zaidy prefers the dark meat, so for fifty years I’ve been eating the white.”
“Well, I actually prefer the white meat,” Zaidy interjected, “and for fifty years I’ve been taking the dark meat because I thought you liked the white meat.”
No one said anything for a moment.
“Then I guess you both lost,” said the grandchild.
“No,” they answered in unison, with big smiles on their faces. “We both won.”
The Goal of this book and the accompanying men’s volume is that you and your husband should be able to look back and realize that the giving, sacrifices, and everything else you do for each other have made you winners – the biggest winners possible in the most important area of life.
-Excerpted from the introduction
Dimensions 5 x 7
Author Dovid Kaplan
Publisher Adir Press
Number of pages 108