The following story was forwarded to me anonymously. I'm sure you have a better, more honorable story to share. You can do so. See the details following this email.


Last week was my birthday and I didn't feel very well waking up on that morning.
I went downstairs for breakfast hoping my husband would be pleasant and say, 'Happy Birthday!' and possibly have a small present for me.

 As it turned out, he barely said good morning, let alone ' Happy Birthday.'
 I thought.... Well, that's marriage for you, but the kids.... they will remember.

 My kids came bounding downstairs to breakfast and didn't say a word.
So when I left for the office. I felt pretty low and somewhat despondent.

As I walked into my office, my handsome Boss Rick, said, "Good Morning, lady, and by the way,  Happy Birthday! " It felt a little better that at least someone had remembered.

I worked until one o'clock,  when Rick knocked on my door  and said, "You know,  it's such a beautiful day outside,  and it is your birthday,  what do you say we go out to lunch, just you and me.."

I said, "Thanks, Rick, that's the greatest thing I've heard all day. Let's go!"

We went to lunch. But we didn't go where we normally would go.  He chose instead a quiet bistro with a private table. We had two martinis each and I enjoyed the meal tremendously.

 On the way back to the office, Rick said, "You know, it's such a beautiful day...
 We don't need to go straight back to the office. Do We?"
 I responded, "I guess not.  What do you have in mind?'
 He said, 'Let's drop by my place.  It's just around the corner."

 After arriving at his house, Rick turned to me and said, ¯If you don't mind,
 I'm going to step into the bedroom  for just a moment.  I'll be right back.¯
 ¯Ok.¯ I nervously replied.

 He went into the bedroom and, after a couple of minutes,  he came out
 carrying a huge birthday cake ...

 Followed by my husband
 my kids, and dozens of my friends
 and co-workers, all singing ¯Happy Birthday.¯

 And I just sat there....Naked.

Now, here's your opportunity to submit your "Happy Ever After" story to Chicken Soup for the Soul book.


Would you like to write for Chicken Soup for the Soul books? I can help you. I've been a judge for the books and know what they consider a "good soup story." Check out this opportunity and give me a call asap. Deadlines apply. Here's my contact information. or (313) 330-4490. Don't delay. Call today. You will get paid, free books, keep your copyright, and other great opportunities.

Marriage and Married Life
Whether you are newly married or have been married for years and years, the stories in this book will capture your imagination, inspire you, make you laugh and touch your heart. We are looking for stories that will celebrate the commitment two people make when they say their vows. Tell us about your relationship. What makes it work? How did the comfort of your mate guide you through challenging times? What is the most important thing in your relationship? How did you try to change your mate? Did it work?! The deadline date for story submissions is May 30, 2011.


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