As Valentines Day nears, British life insurance company Beagle Street commissioned a poll to find out which of the world’s great love letters is the best. The list of the ten that participants selected from included letters from poets, politicians, and kings, and they are full of love. The letter voted the best was written by Johnny Cash to his wife June Carter Cash on the occasion of her 65th birthday in 1994.
June 23 1994
Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, 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.