Do you know the difference between ordinary and extraordinary?
Not much . . . and a lot.
The Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers faced off in the 2002 NBA Western Conference Finals. (Yes, I’m a Laker’s fan)
– The Kings led the series 2-1.
– The Kings were winning the game 99-97.
– Only 2 seconds stood between the Kings a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Laker’s stars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neill had missed shots. The Kings were ready to celebrate their great victory.
Vlade Divac knock the rebound away from everyone . . . and right into the hands of Robert Horry.
Horry caught the ball. Instead of shooting an ordinary two-point shot, this extraordinary player stepped back and calmly shot an extraordinary 3-point basket – not to tie but win the game, changing the momentum of the series and propelling the Lakers to their third consecutive NBA title.
Romance and basketball?
No. I’m talking about becoming an extraordinary romantic.
Like Robert Horry, take the ordinary and make it extraordinary.
Going out for fast food can be ordinary – unless you do a little extra like sitting with your sweetheart on the same side of the table, snuggling up and giving a “thank you” kiss.
Watching a video can be ordinary – unless you add some cookie dough and together mold the dough into heart shapes then feed each other the resulting heart-shaped cookies.
Driving across town can be ordinary – unless the passenger gives the driver a kiss on the cheek every time you see a red car or reminisce memories you have about other car trips together.
It doesn’t take much to make ordinary extraordinary. It’s just a little extra.
Calmly step back, give the little extra, and make an ordinary romance extraordinary.
P.S. I’m collecting pickup lines for a future blog. Have you heard/used any? Share them, please. Robert