For those living in the Atlanta area, it was shocking news. The voice who had been our guide through snow, ice, floods and red alerts of Atlanta traffic was unexpectedly silenced by a heart attack.
Listening to the service honoring “Captain” Herb Emory, I was amazed at the repeated theme. This man loved life, loved others and loved his wife and family.
Near the end of the service, one of his co-workers made a remark worth repeating in this Romantic Memo.
He said that Captain Herb seemed to always know just what you needed and treated people as they wanted to be treated.
While I never met the gentleman, that ability probably made him a great romancer.
Whether he knew it or not, he practiced the Platinum Rule of Romance:
Do unto others as they would like you to do for them.
Romancing your sweetheart as he/she wants to be romanced is putting the Platinum Rule of Romance to work in your relationship.
Here’s how it’s done.
Start by discovering the way your sweetheart prefers to be romanced.
You do this by observing which of the following garners a positive reaction: the gift of time, hearing special words of love, through touch, or by receiving little gifts.
Then romance your sweetheart often, in the way he/she prefers.
This little change in the way you approach your sweetheart can change your relationship for the better.
I challenge you to be a Captain Herb and put the Platinum Rule of Romance to work in your relationship. You’ll become the memorable romantic your sweetheart desires.
In memory of Captain Herb, Robert