Today I am traveling to Arizona. My beautiful Margie got me this ticket to visit my friend Russ as a gift. At the time it felt like a very good idea and was quite exciting.

As the days drew closer and we had to make adjustments as to who was going to DJ with her and make preparations for my departure, things took on a decidedly different tone. Knowing that we would be apart only made us miss each other that much more.

I equate this to when you have to stop eating the night before a doctor’s appointment. You may have just had a big meal, but right after that time to stop eating passes it seems the cravings begin.

Margie and I spend more time together than most couples, but due to our busy schedules, we end up with less quality time. Knowing that will be even less had us reflecting on how much we really enjoy each other’s company.

If there is something you really love, might I suggest taking a break from it for a little bit. I am not advocating leaving your spouse or doing anything so drastic. What about giving up your coffee habit for a week or two? Ok, still drastic but doing so will have you appreciating the streaming cup of life-giving beverage so much more when you do indulge again.

No matter who we are, or how careful we try, most of us end up taking certain things for granted. Ever have your hot water go out? Being without something, whether by choice or not, will help you value it so much more!

5 thoughts on “THE GIFT OF TRAVEL

  1. Absolutely true…except the hot water thing: my water heater broke down and, because I didn’t bother about fixing it, I discovered the magic of taking cold showers which led me to practicing winter-swimming which is something that if it doesn’t kill you it makes you very strong … anyway….yes you have to part for a while from the things you take for granted

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  2. You & Margie do have a Very Unique Relationship. I envy the Both of You Soo Muchhh.
    Because You & Margie is Like Watching A Fairytale Dream come to life.
    Not All relationships are like yours and hers. I can say for certain mine (ours) isn’t.
    Thank you for all the inspiring posts that you post. This one especially makes a lot of sense….. to me.
    Love you & Margie to The Moon & Back.

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    1. Each relationship is unique and special in its own way. Margie and I both work hard at what we have and the reward is as you have so elegantly described as Watching a Fairytale Dream come to life. There are days when both of us get upset, but we even end up using those (if not right away, soon after) to learn from and make our relationship better. It is because of this, that every day our love continues to grow.


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