The Monday Sweet Spot – 10/12/2015

We’ve all hit that point during a smoke, usually about half way through, in which the cigar’s flavors and aromas open up and transform the experience into something far more rich, complex, and enjoyable.

In this moment, gentlemen, you’ve hit the “sweet spot”.

A moment that encourages you to open your senses, and to truly appreciate the experience that the smoke has ushered you into.

In the same way, it’s important to take time in our lives to slow down, and open our senses to the world around us. To take notice of the good things going on and the good people doing them.

These are life’s “sweet spots”, and your Monday could use one…


Elderly Couple Dies Hours Apart Holding Hands

It was a beautiful love affair for Ed and Floreen Hale. According to their grandson, “They did absolutely everything together.”

Ed met Floreen in 1952 on her first night on the town since a car accident took her first husband’s life. They married shortly thereafter. Even when Floreen’s parents expressed concern about their daughter getting her heart-broken again, Ed would say, “I’ll carry her until I die.” And that’s exactly what he did for the next 62 years as they spent their lives together and started a family in New York.

At the age of 83, Ed went to the hospital with a leg injury. At the hospital, doctors expected him to die. He demanded to be with his wife, but little did he know, Floreen was already being treated in the exact same hospital for heart failure. What happened next — the way Ed and Floreen found their way back to each other before it was too late – is truly the stuff of movies. Their loved ones documented their final moments together by taking photos of Ed and Floreen holding hands until their last breath.

The day before Valentine’s Day, Ed and Floreen were buried next to one another. Below is a news clip done on the story.

Let us know in the comments below your thoughts, or if you have a story of your own you’d like to share!

This article was originally posted on littlethings.com.

Brandon Reed

Founding Member at The Distinguished Society of Fine Gentlemen
"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy." - Norman Schwarzkopf