It was Bob and Gina's 5th wedding anniversary. Bob didn't mind not having a bow-tied box from Gina to unwrap. Afterall, she was unemployed and didn't have money to spare for a gift. But that didn't keep her from preparing a special dinner complete with a lit candle on the table.
While they were eating, she asked Bob: "What were you grateful for today"?
After a thoughtful silence, Bob said: "Thank you for that gift. Best I've ever had in a while from anybody."
A slight breeze came in through the window. But the flame on the lone candle didn't even flicker.
- Ariel Murphy