The other 364 days of the year.
January 27th, 2012
I recently went to dinner with a couple about to celebrate their 25th anniversary. I guess I assumed “25 years of marriage, 8 kids (yes, 8)...the magic must be gone by now.” But I was completely wrong. Though they were both involved in the conversation at the table, they also had their private conversation running quietly between them, lots of arm rubbing and hand holding, gazes at each other and quick smiles.
And this, ladies and gentlemen, was the moment that renewed my faith in romance.
Romance is usually the thing that always falls to the bottom of the priority list. We’re too busy, too tired, too far behind on projects at work, too many late nights with the kids, too many early mornings at the gym. It’s all too much. And romance suffers because of it. Sure, Valentine’s Day is a great day for grand gestures – the dinners, the flowers, the jewelry. But remember that romance is for everyday. It’s the little things that keep you connected. It’s the inside jokes, the quick smiles, and the hand holding. Those tiny gestures, with a little bit of effort, just might add up to 25 years and beyond.