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Blessed Beyond Measure?

God Gave Me You

Honeymoon Was An International Bicycle Trek
Honeymoon Was An International Bicycle Trek

Yesterday’s post spoke of missing Cheryl as the highlight of the recent Oregon trip.

Why?

Because 26 years ago, we spent 17 days in the Pacific Northwest, cycling through Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, Canada and the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

There is something magical about being in wide, open spaces with the one you love.

And something about going back alone, to remind you of the early years.

Window Seat For Lunch
Window Seat For Lunch
We Spent Less Than $200 In 17 Days
We Spent Less Than $200 In 17 Days
Dining Like Royalty
Dining Like Royalty
True Companions
True Companions

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What Is Love?

The Ride Is For Life
The Ride Is For Life

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”

-St. Augustine

How does St Augustine’s definition compare with your definition of Love?

Life and love are never easy. Everything requires work. Hard work.

Today’s a new day, a fresh opportunity. Do what you do – with Love.

Or, you could opt to do the opposite. But don’t complain if your results are not what you hope or wish for.

Hard work is the only way.

Joy Unspeakable – Todd Agnew

Joy unspeakable! The new single by Todd Agnew.

As I was blogging over the weekend, it came on the radio, Z88.3, and it made me think, what a great blog post title.

It is a song about being married.

Cheryl, if you are reading this, today’s post is dedicated to you. Knowing you for 30 years, including the past 26 being married, I feel joy unspeakable.

The only thing more important to me than you is, um, well, nothing.

Have a great day everyone. Married or not, I hope you find joy unspeakable.

The joy is yours to find or simply yours to discover. Sometimes we have joy unspeakable, but are too busy to even notice.

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂