In my world, I measure the value of a person, product, occasion, situation, place or time in terms of the degree to which it provides me and others with happiness. This makes wine a pretty valuable commodity in my world.
And yet, for all the happiness wine brings to my life, both personal and professional, it comes not even
close to providing the kind of happiness as Kathy's presence in my life brings. So imagine how happy, overly giddy and profoundly blissful I felt when Kathy said "yes" to my proposal concerning the rest of our lives.
I'm a man that comes with a bit of baggage, both heavy and oddly light in some cases. I can never be sure how the weights and measures of that baggage will impact others. And so when a person as profoundly
thoughtful, as carefully opinionated, and as constantly contemplative as my Kathy accepts my proposal, I find myself completely astonished by just how beautiful my life really is, how lucky a man I am, and how surprising life remains.
Of course, my responsibility now is to work constantly to become as valuable to Kathy as I possibly can be; to prove her intuition and thoughtful response had the greatest value to her and will always hold the greatest value; to become the finest wine on her table.