1. Johnny Cash
This simple note from Johnny Cash to his wife June was voted the greatest love letter of all time. Written for June’s 65th birthday in 1994, the couple had already been married for 26 years. In the letter, Johnny’s sentiments don’t shy away from the realities of a long relationship – there is irritation and taking each other for granted. But he ends with a heartfelt reaffirmation for his great love for his wife, calling her the greatest woman he ever met.
Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other one wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.