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Five Minute Friday: Cherished

Five Minute Friday  Another busy work week is in the books. I managed to get everything done (so far) and managed to keep my stress levels down. As I head toward the weekend, I love taking five minutes to write freely.

This week’s word: cherished.

As last weekend came to an end, I ended a budding relationship because it just didn’t feel right.

He is a good man. He likely would have cherished me. But as the sun sets on that relationship, it is clear to me now that being cherished is only half the equation.

Much like the greatest joy of a gift is in the giving, the treasure of a cherished relationship is in the cherishing.

I’m afraid I would not have cherished him. And in the end, that’s not fair to him, and it’s not going to fulfill me.

The sweetness of looking at someone and positively bursting with joy that they are in your life, part of your family, one of your friends…that is a joy that is not just received from someone else, although it feels great when you know someone else cherishes you.

The power in that emotion is in the action.

Do I want to be cherished? Of course.

But more than that, I want to cherish someone back.

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  • Tammy Skipper (@Tammy_Skipper) January 18, 2013, 8:01 am

    It’s such a fine line in listening to the heart, but not being deceived by it. When you can see your decision was right in such a short amount of time, it is affirming. Relationships are wonderful, and wonderfully hard work, there is no room for doubt. Blessings to you.
    Tammy Skipper (@Tammy_Skipper) recently posted..Moments to Cherish

  • Tracie January 20, 2013, 1:28 pm

    You are so right. It isn’t fulfilling if the cherishing doesn’t go both ways.
    Tracie recently posted..Knowing And Understanding Your Worth

    • RChicken January 21, 2013, 12:04 pm

      I don’t know that I ever realized that fully until last weekend. But it is crystal clear in my mind now.

  • Jackie January 22, 2013, 7:39 am

    I couldn’t agree more. A relationship like that would always feel weighted to one side and like something was missing.

    You did the right thing though…

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