Still The Luckiest Man In The World


I hope you don’t mind, because on Sunday, it will be one year.

So I apologize, no post today on anything that will help you grow the business.  This one is for my wife.  She’s a blog subscriber too. 

I thought about writing something new this year but then I looked at what I posted with all of you last June 11th and thought not.  You see, when I read it again every word is true, except now I truly know what I thought I knew then;  

Susan, I am still the luckiest man in the world.   


Originally published June 11th, 2009


The Luckiest Man In The World


I admit I’m not an expert on marriage and have the track record to prove it.   But my guess is that you’ll be alright if;

You marry someone who feels it is more important to be there for others who have less or are in need, than to be there for everyone.

You marry someone who works hard, never misses a day, and defines her performance only by the happiness of her customers.

You marry someone who when she first met your child of 6 years old, knelt down, looked at him eye to eye, said hello and then gave him a big hug.

You marry someone who loves with all her heart, the movies from the 30’s and 40’s because they always have happy endings.

You marry someone who cries tears of joy almost daily just upon hearing that a total stranger had a baby or if she happens to she see two toddlers walking, holding hands.

You marry someone, a single mother who from her teenage years has raised a beautiful person in her daughter with the crazy belief that “I want to raise her not to be like me”.

Susan, your daughter is just like you and it is the greatest gift you have given her.  My son has known you nearly half of his life and I swear, he loves you as much as I do. 

Saturday, I get to marry you.

I think we are going to be more than alright.  It’s a trite statement but there is a reason someone came up with it.  Now, I know.

I am the luckiest man in the world. 

Till next time,

Grow The Business.



Mark McCarthy
Director, Sales Competency and Training

Deluxe Corporation
500 Main Street, Groton, MA 01471
Phone: (978) 449-3429  

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4 thoughts on “Still The Luckiest Man In The World

  1. Tracey

    Simply put that was beautiful…
    When you find someone in your life that fills the place in your heart like Susan does you should hold on tight and be very thankful…
    Congratulations for the future and many happy memories ahead.

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