Our relationship works because we give each other the gift of time. Despite our demanding and often chaotic lifestyles with long days at our places of employment and/or family obligations, we plan time together. I call it self care. Time to care for each other enjoying the things we love together. We do not exchange material gifts for Christmas or birthdays. We give each other the gift of time. Spending a weekend together sight seeing, walking a trail, eating lunch or dinner out at a new place, staying at Bed & Breakfast type places, exploring, having a warm drink in a pub by the fire place is better than any piece of jewelry or a flat screen television. Our gift to each other for Christmas this year was a weekend in Jim Thorpe at the Jim Thorpe Inn.