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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Remember Your First Love (with Love)

Once again, from the "Familiarity breeds contempt" file.

I am very happily married. For reasons of employment, we live apart Monday through Friday, and perhaps that keeps our relationship "fresh" in a way that might require more work otherwise.

Nevertheless, I'm "getting used to being in love." That seems odd.

So take a walk into the past with me.

Can you remember the first time you fell in love? Was it a preschool puppy love? Or something from your teens? Or were you a really late bloomer?

Remember the feeling of sheer rapture, of ecstasy?

Even if it didn't end so well (assuming it has ended), it's still something to be cherished.

That first holding of hands. The first kiss. Looking into each others' eyes.

Wow.

So bring all that back, and be revivified by it. If you’re alone now, be warmed by the memory. If you're with another, see that your current relationship is every bit as "wow" as the first one, but that you've just "gotten used to it," acclimated.

Feel love's first thrill again, and let it light up your life.

You'll be happier.

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