The light turned green. I impatiently nudge the driver ahead of me with my horn. I have places to go and contracts await me.
We head down Holcomb Bridge towards GA400. I’m anxious to get to the office and this driver is only going the speed limit!?!
My mind begins to wander.
- Is everything I need in my backpack.
- What did that highway sign say?
- A Dunkin Donut sure would taste good about now.
A little green car pulls out between me and the car in front of me, only I don’t need to hit the brakes.
While I’d impatiently roared away from the traffic light, I’d begun lollygagging down the road, oblivious to the fact I was going slower and slower. The gap between me and that obnoxious car I’d honked at had grown to over 100 feet.
I had quit paying attention to what was happening. Didn’t realize I was meandering. And I’d let a considerable gap develop between me and the car in front of me.
Have you ever done that in your relationship?
You ramble through life, minimally paying attention to your sweetheart. You don’t put effort into keeping your Romance Alive. One day you’re startled to realize a valley has grown between you and your sweetheart.
You deliberately put massive amounts of focused attention into shrinking that gap. Herculean effort goes into rekindling your withering romance. You rush into the creation of a series of Romantic Interludes for your sweetheart.
Romance sputters back to life. The flame lives!
What happens next determines the trajectory of your relationship.
- Do you continue romancing your sweetheart?
- Or do you lose steam, become distracted and regress into lollygagging?
The choice is yours. Which path will you choose? Your relationship depends on it.
Robert, a hopeless romantic
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