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Simon says, “Be attractive.”

You undoubtedly know pretty is as pretty does and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Do you suppose someone also once said, “A robin won’t sit on an empty nest,” or perhaps, “A moth isn’t drawn to a dampened flame?” If so, it may have been Simon making another simple point. “Attractiveness is a today thing.” The egg has to be there today to tempt the robin; the flame must be burning brightly to attract the moth.

Inside Simon’s simple point are a couple of small but important nuggets. Just as the moth is not attracted to the nest, egg or no egg, the robin is not attracted to the flame, dampened or not. Like the moth and the robin, different people are attracted to different things.

Within long-term relationships, there certainly needs to be an attraction. Your task is to decide what that is, whether you want to be that type of attraction, and if you do, how you stay attractive. Whatever the nature of the relationship, attraction is the bond; and being attractive today is the tie that binds.

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