For 8 years, on the fourth Thursday of November, I’ve written a Romantic Memo encouraging you to pause and express your appreciation to and for your sweetheart.
Before continuing, let me express my appreciation to you for letting me into your life, to share what I’ve learned and to encourage you to create more romance in your life.
Do you ever wonder if your sweetheart tires of your “thank yous”?
Maybe an odd question. Yet, if you frequently express your gratitude, you may wonder if it may sound to your sweetheart like a trite expression you repeat. One of my college professors would call it, “a polite sneeze” – expressing meaningless words.
Maybe it’s time to say “thank you” differently, unexpectedly, and create romance along the way.
Countries around the world set aside a given day or season to prompt people to stop and say thank you, reminding people they have much for which to be thankful.
Here are some examples:
- Canada, 2nd Monday in October.
- Liberia, 1st Thursday in November.
- Norfolk Islands, the last Wednesday in November.
- China and Vietnam, 15th day, 8th months of the lunar calendar.
- Germany, 1st Sunday in October.
- Grenada, October 25
- Japan, November 23
- Leiden, The Netherlands, 4th Thursday in November
- Brazil, 4th or last Thursday in November
- Palestine, 1st Friday in November
- United Kingdom, close to the autumn equinox in September
How do you use this information to romantically show appreciation to your sweetheart? Surprise your sweetheart by celebrating an unexpected day of thanksgiving.
Choose one (or more) of the days listed above. Invite your sweetheart out and celebrate your thankfulness. Find ways to tie the outing to the country celebrating thanksgiving that day. Do it with food, a gift, a note in the appropriate language. Let your imagination run on this one.
By creating an unusual thanksgiving celebration with your sweetheart, you’ll create a memory the two of you share.
Robert, a hopeless romantic.
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