Thursday, February 14, 2013

When two people fall in love they listen to and respect one another, and above all they are compassionate.

We smile when we hear the words, "I feel your pain" because it reminds us of Bill Clinton.

But to lovers these words are powerful. It means when you aren't feeling well, I'm not feeling well. It means when you are hurt---physically or emotionally---I'm hurt.

To be compassionate means you strive to know how it feels to be in the shoes of another person.

Gradually, over time, we seem to lose our compassion for our partner.

Stay compassionate. Keep your relationship on solid, loving ground.

If you have lost your compassion or if you feel it slipping away---get it back.

Daily compassion and love strengthens your love for each other.

If you can maintain and deepen the compassion you have for your partner you will end up with a love life that is the best it can be.

This coming July Charlotte and I will have been married fifty-five years. We are living, learning and loving together.


Mevely317 said...

What a fitting message on Valentine's Day!
I love how you included "learning" in your last line, Clif.

Hope you and Charlotte enjoyed a perfectly lovely day!