Last night I spent several hours on a date with my husband. There were no candles and wine glasses, no fine dining or romantic movies. There were however worms and snakes and fish and frogs, oh yeah and there were stars twinkling in the sky (I guess the stars were kind of romantic). Even though nothing about our evening together would be considered romantic by society’s standards it was still a wonderful evening together.
We spent the evening fishing at a local lake. I have to admit we came home empty handed but it wasn’t a fruitless trip. The time we spent together, just sitting there relaxing, waiting for the fish to bite was wonderful.
Sometimes in today’s world I think we get so caught up in what society portrays as romantic that we lose sight of what it really is. Now I’m not saying that our fishing trip was romantic but just because there wasn’t violins and candlelight doesn’t make it any less special. You don’t have to fork over lots of cash, get all fancied up and spend a night on the town to have a special night with your spouse or significant other.
Often times its the simple things in life that build intimacy in a relationship. Intimacy is not always physical but the emotional intimacy that you have with someone does increase the physical intimacy. Its often the little things like going grocery shopping together, taking a fishing trip, or just sitting on the porch watching it rain that bring you closer to your spouse.
So I encourage you to take time this weekend to enjoy the little things in life with your significant other. Sit on the porch, drink a glass of lemonade and just enjoy your time together. And remember that sometimes the most important things in life are free.