Monday, October 25, 2010

There’s Something About Flowers

I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s the perfume, or possibly the color, or it could even be that they are fragile and delicate, or even just that they’re pretty; but, the fact of the matter is that just about all women love flowers. They especially love flowers when they receive them as a gift without any special reason.

Many guys only give their wife flowers on Valentine’s Day, or their anniversary, or some such holiday. Or, even worse that that is the guy who only gives his wife flowers to say, “I’m sorry.” Now, don’t get me wrong, those are all good reasons to give flowers; but how about giving her flowers just because it’s Monday. Yeah, just to say, “I love you.”

Day 10 – I’m sure you’ve already guessed today’s romantic act; go out and buy your wife some flowers. Okay, so it’s not very original, but we can make it original. Most guys only buy red roses for their wives; how about buying her some other kind of flower? I don’t know about your wife, but mine really likes exotic looking flowers. In fact, she’d much rather receive something like that, than receive roses.

You don’t need to spend a fortune on flowers to be effective, either. As men, we tend to think we need to buy a dozen roses in order to seem romantic. Okay, so you buy that dozen long-stem roses and give them to your wife; for that you receive one point. Of course, had you just bought her one rose, you’d also receive the same one point. It isn’t how much you spent, or how big the thing is, it’s that you did it. Better to buy her one rose a day, for a week, than to buy her a dozen at once. With the one a day plan, you receive 7 points, instead of just one.

For several years, when we were living in the motorhome, I could only by my wife one flower at a time. Because we traveled constantly, she couldn’t have a vase on the table, so I made one to hang on the wall. It was a heart shaped wooden plaque, with a test-tube to put the flower in. You know, now that we’re in a house, she still has that “vase” hanging on the wall. Every time she gives a tour of the house to someone, she makes sure to tell the story of her vase.

So, let’s go back to an oldie, but a goodie, and buy flowers for our wives. 

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