I don’t know about you, but my engine works best at 70ᴼ or less. I was recently in Florida with 90ᴼ temps making me melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. Here’s a big thank you to whoever invented air conditioning! The saying, absence makes the heart grow fonder, is certainly true. I really appreciated the breezy 65ᴼs during my walk this morning; no melting or sauntering. The saying is certainly true for relationships. When my husband and I lived apart for 7 years because of my job, I felt more love and appreciation than I did in the 20 years prior put together. Time was precious, so arguments were few, and thoughtfulness and understanding plentiful during the weekends we spent together. I realize now, I had spent too many years treating my husband as if he were a chronic condition; one that is tolerated, addressed only during flare ups, with unappreciated intermittent moments of remission. I accepted he was there but didn’t embrace he was there. I wanted and needed him in my life but lost track of why. So I will do my best to ponder how to make my heart grow fonder towards those around me.