Precious Keystone Relationships

Be careful that special care is given to the people close to me and be sure they don’t lose the preciousness that attracted me to them in the first place.

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

A friend and I have been having an ongoing conversation about our relationships to our wives.

Seems a favorite topic among old men.

Our discussion has centered around our own behavior and our wondering why we say and do things that we wouldn’t say or do to complete strangers but say and act out in the keystone relationship that is the most precious to us. We discussed familiarity as being a possible cause, we have explored how our own behavior over time, slowly reinforces feelings of distrust, inadvertently and on all sides. 

What we have come to is that it our own personal responsibility to care, to care for the other, to be of service, to be accepting and reach out with love. This is what to love means.

The conversation continues.

Hope you have an awesome day!

This journal is meant as a reminder to my future self. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: