Monthly Archives: November 2011
I was with a group of women when I asked the question;
Some of the answers were to be expected, candlelight, roses or flowers in general, soft music, sunsets, dancing, walks on the beach. You know, the usual suspects.
But then the answers began to stretch beyond the usual and became much more interesting.
Sitting on the sofa watch a movie with the kids cuddled up between us.
Fixing dinner together.
Working on a house project together.
Traveling anywhere together.
I’m starting to see a theme here, it’s the together part. Doing stuff together can naturally be romantic.
Which led to…. Driving somewhere, anywhere… together.
Really, I asked, why driving together?
Answer: Because when we’re driving somewhere together, it’s just the two of us and we exist in our own little world where we can touch and talk about anything we want and we’re cocooned in our little world with the whole world whizzing by outside.
I have to agree, the way she described it, it sounded pretty romantic.
It made me stop to think about the most romantic scenes in my stories. I have a walking in the garden scene, a watching the sunset scene and an eating dinner by candlelight, all typical romantic scenes. But none of them compared to sitting side-by-side going down’s life highway… together.
Now isn’t that romantic?
Romance brought to you by the letter T – together.
Enjoy always, T
We’re just days away from the official starting gate of the holiday season. Some would say it’s already there.
This is a time when we often find there is too much to do and not enough time to do it all….. So I won’t – do it all. I’ll do what I can, what I feel really good about and let the rest go, knowing no one will really even know and even if they do – a year from now they won’t remember. Hey, with the way my memory is going these days, a few months from now it’ll all be forgotten.
We rush and rush as if each action we take is so very important – and maybe they are – and maybe they’re not.
If I don’t put up all of my Christmas decorations will anyone really care? Probably not, it’s not like I’m going to win any home beautiful for the holidays.
If my presents are not perfectly wrapped will any one really care? Probably not, they’re only going to ripe that paper off as soon as possible anyway.
If I don’t make holiday cookies – opps – scratch that, I never make holiday cookies.
But I will do all the really important things. I will spend time with my kids and my loved ones.
I will listen when they talk, regardless of what they talk about, just because I care and want to hear everything they have to say. I learn so much more when I listen than when I talk.
I will say I love you to them often – because I do.
I will try to make holiday magic. Remember, Love, tis the strongest magic of them all.
I will take a break from posting on this blog twice a week. I will post when I can. I won’t feel the need to post every Tuesday and Thursday – so I don’t have to stress about writing it and you don’t have to worry about reading it. Kind of nice huh. A little break for us both.
And I’m going to Disney World. Really! Now how much fun is that.
So I’ll say it now, because I won’t be here on Thursday… Happy Thanksgiving. May your holiday celebration be a blessing for you and yours.
Enjoy always, T
It takes a life time to create a life style.
Your life time may be 20 or 30 years, or you may be over half a century old, either way, in your life time you’ve created your life style. Your life style today is probably very different than it was ten years ago and it’ll also be very different ten years from now. That’s part of what makes our lives so very interesting. Choices.
I had an interesting encounter with an elderly ‘man on the street’ (homeless). He wasn’t very happy, even after I gave him all the change I had at the time. He commented that I could give him $200 and it wouldn’t affect my life style. I, of course, was taken aback by that. I had to think about it.
He was right, a one time gift of $200 to a stranger would not really change my life style. I’d still be able to pay my bills. And I doubt that a one time gift of $200 would change his life style either! Oh sure, he might be better off for a few days, but then he would continue with his well established life style. This is one of the reasons why so many lottery winners are financially struggling again within years of winning the big bucks. They don’t change the choices that got them there in the first place.
A life style isn’t created overnight, nor will it change just that fast. A life style is a series of choices made day after day, always moving you forward to the next choice.
So today I’m thinking, what choices am I making and what life style am I creating? How about you? Where do you see your life style one, two or ten years from Now?
At the end of my grand and glorious life, there’s one thing I hope people will be able to say about me. I hope people will say, Well, she was usually happy. If that happens, then I’ve been successful.
Enjoy always, T
To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. William Shakespeare
To thine own self be true. Harder than it sounds. To stand up for what we believe in, not what others belive in or what others would like us to believe in. Or even what’s ‘IN’ for the moment.
To thine own self be true. To ask no more of the world than we are willing to give. To know we already have all that we need. We really do have enough.
To thine own self be true. To look within for our happiness. If you are not true to yourself, you will always be looking for the next best ‘thing,’ but you won’t find it until you know you already have it. Funny how that works….. but it does.
Enjoy always, T
Today we celebrate the number 11. Which is 1+1, which is you and me.
Today we mark our passage of time with 11.11.11. Such a grand date we shall not see again for one hundred years.
As humans we like numbers. We like to play with numbers. We also like to ‘mark time’. We really like to mark time. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute, we like the way numbers keep showing up in fun ways as we mark our time.
Last year, 10.10.10 was a notable day. This year it’s 11.11.11 and next year it’ll be 12.12.12. Next year will be the last time we will experience that type of number sequence for nearly one hundred years when we get back to 01.01.01. When I think about that, it’s pretty awesome. I’m looking forward to 11:11 on 11.11.11 (both am and pm). But it’ll only be a moment in time and then it too shall pass.
And just last night I saw a most glorious full moon. So much reason to celebrate.
Enjoy today…. Enjoy always, T