In my life today, I have romance. I couldn't always say that was true. I think in the past I told myself it was less important, that I didn't need it. That I could function just fine without it. That that part of my life was over.
I believed that, for a long time.
I know now that my standards have gone up. I know now that I love love. I want a partner that I can be intimate with, that I can share my life and be emotionally open with. I want love, and I want to feel loved. I want warmth, and touching, and intensity. I want a full range of emotions. I want to give love unconditionally, and I want to get that back.
For me, this is high on the list of important values. I don't want to forget that. I want to cultivate this every day, and make sure I give it back.
Today I practice a little romance every day. I say what I feel, I am unafraid to express and touch and love.