An Engaging Christmas..

travellingassassin.xmas12In 100 degree weather with prawns, fresh salads, mangoes, cherries, peaches, fresh ham, pork and Pavlova spread out on table by the lake or ocean; flies buzzing around, every one drinking a cold beer, the air smelling like BBQ smoke and coconut oil wrapped in a cool ocean sea salt breeze – It has to be Christmas time!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas no matter where in the world you are. This is the time of year I start to contemplate the year that has passed and what I would like to happen in the new year.

In 2012, most of my friends became engaged, continued on in long-term relationships, contributed to the world’s population or bought a house. I, however, continued to travel the world and did none of the above. I don’t know if it’s just me, but marriage seems easy to most people, and I suspect, a natural thing. It never has been for me. So, I was surprised when a friend’s boyfriend called me for advice about proposing to my friend. Awkward much.

I told him what I believe: There is only one thing a person can do beyond love you, and that’s to share their one and only life here on earth with you – every day, all day, year in, year out. If a person makes you laugh, makes the hard things seem simple, makes you happy, is the reason you get up in the morning and go home every night and is your best friend, I can’t think of a better person to share your life with. If you marry your best friend you can hang out forever.

To everyone who reads this little website, I hope you had an amazing christmas, whether you were with your best friend, trying to find one or are happy on your own.

R

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