do a search for readings, there are a ton on here for hive and tons more on google.
irish blessing (cant find it) but its religous.
just to name a few that we considered.
Love, Joy, Understanding, Friendship, Courage…
In joining your lives may God grant you both…
Love… to afford each other a special quality of time together.
Joy…in the accomplishments of one another.
Understanding…that your interests and desires
will not always be the same.
Friendship…based on mutual trust.
Courage…to speak of a misunderstanding
and to work on a solution
before the setting of the sun.
Compassion…to comfort each other in pain and sorrow.
Foresight…to realize rainbows follow rainy days.
Imagination…to keep with you part of the child you used to be.
Mirth…from your sense of humor.
Awareness…to live each day with the knowledge
that there is no promise of tomorrow.
(you can omit this line) May God bless you and keep you
in the Palm of His hand.
“If You Can Always Be As Close”
by Larry S. Chengges
“And as happy as today,
Yet be secure enough to grow
And change along the way.
If you can keep for you alone
Your love as man and wife,
Yet find the time to share your joy
With others in your life.
If you can be as one
And walk through marriage hand in hand,
Yet still support the goals and dreams
That each of you have planned.
If you can dare to always go
Your separate ways together,
Then all the wonder of today
Will stay with you forever. “
The Key To Love
The key to love is understanding…
The ability to comprehend not only the spoken word,
but those unspoken gestures,
the little things that say so much by themselves.
The key to love is forgiveness…
to accept each others faults and pardon mistakes,
without forgetting, but with remembering
what you learn from them.
The key to love is sharing…
Facing your good fortunes as well as the bad, together;
both conquering problems, forever searching for ways
to intensify your happiness.
The key to love is giving…
without thought of return,
but with the hope of just a simple smile,
and by giving in but never giving up.
The key to love is respect…
realizing that you are two separate people, with different ideas; that you don’t belong to each other,
that you belong with each other, and share a mutual bond.
The key to love is inside us all…
It takes time and patience to unlock all the ingredients that will take you to its threshold;
it is the continual learning process that demands a lot of work… but the rewards are more than worth the effort…
and that is the key to love.
by Anon, 1st century China