Announcing!  2TheHeart's own beloved author, Michael Segal has just released his new audio CD "Possible:Stories of Hope, Humor and Inspiration"! Mike's stories of incredible courage and quiet, steady hope have become 2TheHeart favorites over the years and I am personally thrilled to share this wonderful CD collection of his stories with you! Narrated by Lonestar Productions' Jim O'Neill, "Possible" is the CD that will change your life! I encourage our 2TheHeart family to order this CD, plus one for a friend, as you will want to share it - I promise! Click the CD cover image above to learn more about this beautiful, beautiful CD! Read below one of the stories from the CD - a special gift for the 2TheHeart online family only. Mike has been kind enough to share this story only with us, and you may also listen to the audio version of this story by clicking the link below it.  Read the press release about "Possible" and Michael Segal here. 

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By Michael Jordan Segal , MSW

I never liked rings.  I do not wear a high school ring; I do not wear a college ring; and I did not want to wear a wedding ring.  This was not because I did not want people to know that I was married, but because I just did not feel comfortable with a ring on my finger.

After graduating from college I finally was about to "pop the question" to my high school sweetheart, Sharon Gail Weingarton, who continually was at my side when I was almost fatally injured during a robbery.

Sharon was the best -- pretty, kind, sweet, and goodhearted.  However, what would she say when I proposed and said that I did not want to wear a wedding ring?  I practiced what I was going to say to her.  I thought long and hard.  I finally decided that there was no answer to my dilemma.  I would simply tell her, and then wait five minutes listening to her explode.

So that night I proposed, and afterwards I told Sharon that I was not going to wear a ring.  I simply said: "I just don't like rings.  I don't wear a high school ring..." I expected Sharon to become enraged:  "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU'RE NOT GOING TO WEAR A WEDDING RING?" 

However, instead, I merely heard silence. After what in my mind seemed like an eternity, Sharon calmly remarked: "Fine.  If you don't want to wear a wedding ring, I won't change my name. I will not call myself Sharon Segal."

On our Fifteenth anniversary, I remembered my first lesson of marriage that was taught to me by my wife Sharon Gail Segal as I looked down upon the ring on my ring finger -- COMPROMISE.

Michael Jordan Segal
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