I have never been one of those high maintenance women.  I  never demanded jewelry, expensive restaurants or vacations.  While I always appreciated the time spent in picking out a gift for me, the actual items never had much value to me.  I never needed  constant attention or continual reassurance.

But there are some things I do yearn for… the little things that money could never buy.  Time spent with my beloved, undivided attention, a genuine smile, a warm hug, a love note left behind to brighten my day, a text or email letting me know I was thought of, a poem written for me as a fifteen year old girl by a lovestruck young man in my creative writing class.   That’s probably why I still have the poem while other material things have been lost or forgotten long ago.    These are the things that warm my heart and speak to my soul.  These are the things I miss.