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Happiness for Two
75 Secrets for Finding More Joy Together
Treat Each Encounter as Though It Could Be Your Last
Each day should be passed as though it were our last.
When we think of each encounter as though it could be the last, there is a poetic tenderness that perfumes the atmosphere. We're living in the post-9/11 era, with a raised consciousness about how vulnerable we are. We never know if we will ever see each other again. The wisest way to keep our love fresh is to be aware of how deeply intertwined our lives are. When we live in the heart of each moment together, if and when our lover is taken from us, we will have few regrets.
What would you do differently if this moment together were your last? Think of someone you love who has died. Do you remember the last time you were together? Do you recall what you said and did?
We should keep our relationship up-to-date, moment by moment. It doesn't matter where we are or what the circumstances are as long as we're together. Now, remind yourself, you have each other and can hold each other affectionately. This acute awareness of the fragility of our love affair should change the way we think and act. Now may be the only time we have.
From this day forward, gently enjoy the sacred bond between you. Whenever we live in this consciousness, it sparks the flames of love and intensifies our appreciation of the moment and of the shortness of life on earth.
I have found sublime happiness with Peter. I know this paradise on earth will not last forever. I'm aware at the same time that theenergy of love never dies. While we have this blessing of our love for each other, we intend to treasure every moment we're privileged to be alive, in love, and together.
It is my fervent wish for you that each time you are with your lover, you will know anew how rare your happiness is, and your heart will overflow with appreciation.
When two souls in love meet and find happiness for two, this is the greatest blessing we can have bestowed upon us on this fleeting earthly journey. With all our relationships, when we understand each encounter as though it could be our last, we honor ourselves and others. See the light in your lover and others and openly express your gratitude and love.
Happiness for Two
Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other.
Joshua Loth Liebman
75 Secrets for Finding More Joy Together. Copyright © by Alexandra Stoddard. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. <%END%>