There are many things that have to be done today. Each of us has a full plate. We will be apart for the whole day. It feels harsh, and the thought of it is painful for each of us. On days like this, it is easy for me to forget to find the joy. But she knew just the right things to say. Her words of appreciation softened my heart, and made me smile. She has no idea how much impact she has on me—how much I crave her love. When we appreciate each other, and speak that appreciation, closeness happens automatically. We each gradually remove our walls, and so open new entrances up for each other.