I hope this cold and icy Valentine's Day finds you in good health and spirits. I'd pretty much forgotten about this 'holiday' until my visit to CVS. Isn't it funny how when you get older some stuff just doesn't register as much with you anymore.
The interesting thing is that I'd been pondering the whole 'soul mate' debate over the past few weeks. Do soul mates exist? If they do, do you only get one per lifetime? Depending on where I've been in my life, I've stood on both sides of the soul mate fence. Today, right now, I believe in them. I do think you get one, but not everyone finds their 'one'. So, now, I think you can still live happily ever after with somebody that isn't your soul mate.
I think the difference with the soul mate is that the union is easy. Being around the person is effortless. Of course relationships can be challenging and surely soul mates disagree and break up sometimes, but, the connection between them is so strong, you just can't deny it. And if you're smart, you recognize it and work hard to preserve it.
So, here's to soul mates...finding them, keeping them, appreciating them.