The Beauty of Stolen Moments

Sunsets, roses, or a moonlight night; these are things that inspire and touch us. These are the moments that we want to share with our partner. The simple act of bringing something to your lover’s attention and sharing that moment together gives it a deeper meaning beyond just visual beauty. These stolen moments that you share enrich your connection and help you to feel closer. 

We all get busy, involved and obligated. This is the way adult life works.  There may be days that you only greet one another in passing as one of you comes home and the other goes out. A quick “hi” and “bye” isn’t enough. You both need more than that to stay connected. 

My advice to you is to set aside time that belongs exclusively to you. Stolen moments where you and your partner can be together, connect and share something special together. It can be as simple as stepping outside after dinner for a short walk, admiring the views and the setting sun/rising moon.  It can be a moment spent standing beside your baby’s crib watching her sleep and marveling in the perfection that you two made together. These stolen moments are the times that reinforce the meaning of you and your partner together. 

Cut out the noise of the outside world, and just be together. Stop and smell the roses, appreciate the beauty of a tree or the simplicity of a flower. The two of you connecting on the smallest of moments helps you appreciate one another in a unique way. Sharing stolen moments keeps you grateful and allows you to see the blessings in your life. 

Perhaps you only get ten minutes. That’s okay! Use that ten minutes to share something special and lovely between you and both of you can continue with your day with that sweet feeling tucked in your hearts with the knowledge that it’s your moment only, and you got to share it. Trust me; it’s a pretty great feeling.


About the Author:

Stuart Fensterheim, LCSW helps couples to overcome the disconnection in their relationships. As an author, blogger and podcaster, Stuart has helped couples around the world to experience a unique relationship in which they can feel special and important, confident in knowing they are loved deeply and that their presence matters. The Couples Expert Podcast consists of weekly provocative conversations offering the perspectives and insight of experts from a variety of relationship related fields. Stuart also offers daily relationship video tips on The Couples Expert YouTube channel and by subscription in Stuart's Daily Notes. Stuart is happily married and a devoted father of 2 daughters. His office practice serves the greater Phoenix, Arizona area including the cities of Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, and Mesa.