Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day weekend!!!  
Imagine many of you are hitting the highways and skylanes in search of adventure.  I, too, used to go-go-go at a moment's notice ... chasing the song of the loreli.

Though this weekend marks DH's and my 6th wedding anniversary -- we're trying to embrace this "awful" concept called, fiscal responsibility. (LOL).
I'm thinking, travel needent involve suitcases and strange bathrooms (eeeeek!) ..... 
....that the following speaks of being "grounded" in what really matters!   

For Closeness T-R-A-V-E-L
-- from

Inmate Mitchell King had a visitor - his wife. King was serving a six-year jail term in Auckland, New Zealand for armed robbery. But his wife didn't want to be away from him for that long. So they held hands. And they stuck. She'd rubbed her palms with Super Glue.

Their new-found closeness was short-lived. And their separation painful. Her technique is not one I'd recommend for a closer relationship.

But if you want more closeness; if you desire relationships that are deeper and broader, more meaningful and longer-lasting, then remember the word 'travel.'

T is for TRUST. Trust is the glue that holds people together (not Super Glue). A relationship will go nowhere without it.

R is for RESPECT. 'Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead,' writes Anna Cummins. It's about respecting others and letting them know that you value them.

A is for AFFECTION. Sometimes affection means love. Sometimes it means a touch. Always it means kindness.

V is for VULNERABILITY. Though we may feel afraid to let another too close, no relationship will go anywhere without risking vulnerability. Entrepreneur Jim Rohn says, 'The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.' And the love.

E is for EMOTIONAL INTIMACY. Learn to be open. Learn to communicate freely. What kinds of relationships you make are largely determined by how openly you have learned to communicate.

L is for LAUGHTER. Victor Borge got it right when he said, 'Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.' It's also the most enjoyable.

For relationships that can really go somewhere, just remember the word 'travel.' Then enjoy the trip!


  1. Wonderful! Each point needs to be paused and prayed over. This is so good and helpful. I love your opening comments about this weekend and being away from home. Charlotte and I have traveled to many distant places but the last few years we consider being at home a "vacation." I love the poem and comment you left on my blog. Have a great weekend!!

  2. Happy 6th anniversary - I loved this TRAVEL piece. Wish I had seen it first. lol


  3. Wonderful post. This is very good and helpful Love it a lot!
    Happy Anniversary.
    Sweet Blessings,

  4. This is the kind of travel I like! Happy anniversary to you two lovebirds. Wishing you many, many more!

  5. Yes, I need to do some "traveling." This is awesome, dear friend. Thank you for sharing it with us.


  6. Thank you for this delightful definition of travel. One thing I've learned about travel through the years -- there's no place like home. It good to go, better to come home.
    Blessings for a happy anniversary and happy labor day.

  7. love this post on travel! Happy Anniversary. Stopping by from Spiritual Sunday!!


  8. ouch for mitchel king and his wife but great tips for real intimacy.

  9. Oh Myra Sweetie...
    What a beautiful TRAVEL on this Labor Day weekend. An absolutely beautiful share. You are so gifted in writing.

    Happy Anniversary by the way to you and your Sweet Hubby. Make a nice candlelit dinner at home and enjoy just having each other. Remember the little things in the life are the BIG things that matter most, and one day we do realize that.

    Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

  10. Happy anniversary!! Great post~ so clever and true. God bless.

  11. I love this! My husband and I love to be at home, so yes indeed I will enjoy this trip.
    God Bless,

  12. Happy, Happy anniversary! Wishing you many, many more wonderful years together. I have a big travel urge too -- haven't been really far away in quite awhile.

  13. Happy Anniversary!!!!

    We, too, are in super fiscal responsibility mode, but the "trip" can still be wonderful,yes? Hope yours was/is.

    Really enjoyed your inmate story and the great words of wisdom with it. I would agree with Victor Borge! (Imagine me doing the punctuation in the air as I say that... like Victor would have done. Grin.)


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