How much Time have you spent with your partner?

Give the Gift of Time - "for those who love, Time is Eternity"
January 3, 2007 3:27am CST
How much time have you spent with your partner lately? Not sitting on the sofa watching TV or over dinner, but real one on one time. It's Amazing how much a little "private" time can help improve even the best relationships. In the spirit of the quote by Torquato Tasso, " Any time not spent on love is wasted." Implore you to give your partner the most precious gifts of all... your time. Just in case ideas seem to be lacking on how to give your time, I've come up with a few suggestions:Firstly, make it easier to spend a few minutes here and there talking by taking advantage of everyday actions. The perfect opportunity maybe in taking a few minutes before getting out of the car to go somewhere. Lean over and kiss your partner and tell them you love them. then, ask how their day waas or how they're doing. Call your partner up often, even if you live together, and just talk for a few minutes like old friends. Before you go to bed is also a great time to spend together. Talk about your goals and dreams and snuggle together. Every once in a while, take the day off or call in sick and just hang out together. or, if you have kids, hire a nanny for the day or enlist a friend or a family member to watch them, and go for a walk or have a picnic. try to keep to activities that promote talking, unlike movies and concerts, etc. Another fun way to promote one on one time is to find a hobby you can both do together, like gardening, doing puzzles, working with miniature trains, cooking, playing music, hobby cars, watercolors, photography, etc. A past love and I, for a short time, found a great way to work together by doing woodcrafts. I designed the craft, she cut them out and we painted them together. Lastly, when you're both bored and have no idea what to do, get up. light a few candles, break out any old board or card games, order a pizza and play. Remeber the words of Henry Van D., "Time is... too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice; but for those who love, Time is Eternity."
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