It was 11:42 PM when I received this text message,
“DEAR LORD, IT IS SNOWING AND I’M IN FLIPFLOPS AND A TSHIRT”.
The message from my daughter was written in all CAPS. She had just flown home after a weekend with friends in Florida. She boarded the plane at the Florida airport with temperatures about 70° F. Three hours later she arrived home to a temperature of 27° F . . . and it was snowing . . . and her car was parked across the outdoor parking lot.
Two reasons she found herself dragging a suitcase through snow in flip flops:
- She hadn’t paid attention to weather forecasts;
- She hadn’t dressed for a 43° F drop in temperature on her trip home.
She hadn’t planned well in advance.
Sometimes we commit similar errors when we’re romancing our sweetheart. We decide to do something romantic with our sweetheart: Go on a picnic, give a massage, make a romantic dinner for two.
As we plan for this Romantic Interlude, we overlook or forget to plan for “obvious” possibilities:
- What about a blanket and utensils?
- Did you get something to drink?
- Do you have candles?
- Is rain in the forecast?
- And the most apparent, most important and frequently forgotten – is this something my sweetheart will enjoy?
Neglecting something, especially the last item, can result in a romantic dud. Getting caught up in the excitement of planning may leave you rushing past something you’ll obviously need.
Prevent your Romantic Interlude from failing by slowing down, letting your relaxed mind help you make plans.
Don’t end up wearing flip flops in the snow to your Romantic Interlude. Robert
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