With the general grind of modern life, we often forget to stop and smell the roses… or whatever flower suits your fancy. My point is, we get so caught up in the daily grind of doing what’s expected, we forget to enjoy the positive things that happened because of it.
Case in point: Ten years ago I started on a journey that would forever change my life. I quit my job, closed my karate school and left behind all my family and friends to make my way out to the Prairies. I was scared and alone, even though I had travelled across the country with someone. I started a new career and spent years forging myself into a new image of the person I used to be. I progressed. Plans were made and goals were reached.
Somewhere along my journey, I met someone who would join me on my (mis)adventures. She’s put up with some much of my weirdness that I often wonder how she’s still maintaining her sanity. She’s been the living embodiment of for better or worse, as she has been with me through very much of both.
In my line of work, we’re often left feeling alone. And we often feel like we have to face that journey alone. But when my wife stepped into the picture, I knew I would never have to face the journey alone ever again.
I think it’s a wonderful thing when you can be with someone who has you thinking that if you had free choice of any person in the world, you would still choose her.
Tonight, we returned to the town where we met and had supper. That’s it. Just a little thing. It wasn’t an Alaskan cruise or a destination vacation somewhere on the other side of the world. But I got to enjoy a quiet meal with my favourite person in the world. That’s what makes this little thing the biggest. Because when two people can sit in each other’s company fiver years later and still be happy and still have things to talk about, that’s a treasure beyond measure.
The current world population of women sits at 3,599,655,150 world-wide. You know how most people say “Hey, look at her! She’s one in a million”? That’s a cute sentiment, but my wife? She’s one in 3.6 billion. And I’m the one who got her. Sorry guys, she’s taken!
Happy 5-year anniversary to my wife. Here’s hoping she can put up with my weirdness for another 5! ❤️