Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Life With a Smile

Life can be so serious. It seems the older we get, the less we smile, laugh & just be ourselves. Reading up on life from 5 year old Claire's viewpoint, thanks to our friends at What Happy Couples Do, reminds us of days gone by. When was it we lost the caution to be our true selves? While many people dampen our spirit, with Caffection you can make each others' world a more enjoyable place to be. Today do an extra something for your lover to let them know they mean the world to you.

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." Walter Winchell

1 comment:

Tim said...

Mariah and Byron, first I must apologize for taking so long to get back over here. This is the first free moment I've had in weeks and I'm so far behind with my online reading, I doubt I'll ever catch up.

My lover and I have been together for 17 years, which surprises us almost as much as it does people who assume gay marriages don't last. A lot of the credit for our longevity goes to a straight couple who befriended us very early in our relationship and gave us an amazing gift.

They told us to picture our relationship as a bowl we share. Every day, it's up to each of us to put something in the bowl. It can be anything--an act of kindness, a trinket, taking care of things so the other can sleep in, a lavish present... anything. The point is for each of us to never end a day without doing something especially for the other.

The bowl is impervious to disagreements, changing moods, etc. It must be attended to every day regardless of how we feel about each other. So many have been the times that I've not liked Walt very much, but my obligation to the bowl (i.e., our marriage) has compelled me to do something nice for him... and vice versa.

It's amazing how quickly frustrations and anger with your lover dissolve when, for instance, you wake up in the middle of the night and find a candy bar he's placed on your bed table.

Trust me, the bowl is a marvelous--sometimes miraculous--thing!