It happened four years ago and it again this year.
Millions of people decided they didn’t like the candidate “their party” offered. They decided they couldn’t agree with this candidate. To prove their point, stayed away from the polling places and didn’t vote. After all, the rest of the voting public was wrong.
Two things about this approach strikes me as self-defeating:
- They relinquished their fate to complete strangers, who may not have had their best interest in mind, and
- They got to live with the consequences of their non-choice.
By abdicating their right to express their preference for a leader, they said, “I will let strangers decide my fate and complain about the outcome.”
Truth is, they choose by not choosing.
If they had gone to the polls and exercised their right to vote, even if their candidate didn’t win, they would have proactively influenced their own future.
People approach romance in a similar manner.
Some people make a conscious or unconscious decision to relinquish their ability to influence their relationship. They choose to let “fate” decide if romance will be part of their relationship. If romance materializes from the ether, if a leprechaun bestows on them his pot of golden romance and a moment happens to turn romantic, it was meant to be.
Fortunately, you’re not like that.
You realize the value of romance in your relationship. You understand that romance doesn’t just appear.
Romance that makes your relationship great takes:
Taking these steps doesn’t ensure you’ll successfully create a Romantic Interlude with your sweetheart. Sometimes our best plans evaporate because of an event out of our control.
But if you don’t take these steps and “choose” to let romance just happen, it probably won’t happen.
Exercise your right. Create your opportunity. Vote for romance in your relationship. Robert
PS: Keep politics out of it!