I'm not sure how many of you get the importance of "togetherness time." Without other people, without the kids or relatives, without responsibilities. When was the last time you climbed out of bed without a load of responsibility for any particular given day? Or, for that matter, when was the last time you decided just to stay in bed all morning? Who has that luxury? Very few of us.
We discussed a late breakfast in bed and a day of just exploring a place we've never visited for our first of four days. No specific agenda awaits us, other than a dinner with some new friends one of the days. Such a luxury. A time to recharge and focus on each other. A time to really catch up, say the things we've been wanting to discuss and rekindle a little romance.
So often we get caught up in the everyday world. Let's cross off all the things on our "to do" list ... but don't forget to pick up Grandma's pills or that new dog food we want to try with the pups. Wait! I don't have time to do any of that because my "to do" list for work is so long.
Sometimes it seems like a vicious cycle ... I'm that little mouse running in his circular treadmill. So, that's why it's so important to take a breath and re-calibrate, not just for yourself but for your relationship. Relationships don't fare well without that constant connection. Sometimes everyday life causes us to create a major disconnect. So, there's much to be said about taking time to smell the roses. In my case, it would be Calla Lilies (my favorite.)
After all, none of us know how long we have together. We need to make the most of the precious time that we do have. Danielle Michaels make that point for me in my previous post. So work hard, yes; but rejuvenate by focusing on the people and things you love, especially the one with whom you chose to go through time.
Start planning that long-awaited trip today!
Til Next Time,