It was 6 AM. He hadn’t seen his sweetheart in weeks. They were in love and he missed her!
What would you be willing to do if 800 miles separated you and your sweetheart for nearly two months?
The young lover made a bold (or crazy) decision.
He emailed his boss (he’d be gone for a week because he was in love), “borrowed” his parents’ rental car (which wasn’t supposed to be driven outside California), and drove from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, New Mexico to see his sweetheart.
That’s a 12-hours in-the-saddle commitment to let someone know how important they are to you. That’s a willingness to face your parents’ and boss’ wrath so you could romance your sweetheart.
Again, what would you be willing to do to romance your sweetheart? Would you be willing to make a commitment, go outside your routine and take a chance for romance?
From time-to-time people say, “Robert, this romance stuff sounds great but it’s not for me.”
My answer often surprises them. “You’re right, it’s not for you. It’s actually for your sweetheart. Would you do it for your sweetheart?”
A quizzical look appears on their face. The head tilts. The wheels in their head engage as this novel idea is processed:
- New idea.
- Sounds scary.
- Makes sense though.
- How could I do this?
After a minute or two, I might get a response like, “Never looked at it that way.”
“I’m sure you love your sweetheart. Would you be willing to do something uncomfortable, something crazy, like romance your sweetheart?”
The story of our saddle-sore hero has a happy ending. She’s now his wife.
How uncomfortable would you be willing to get to romance your sweetheart today? Robert