Saturday, February 5, 2011

Re-Create Your First Date

Memories can be very romantic, especially when they are memories of the fun you’ve had and the things you’ve done together. It can be a lot of fun strolling down memory lane, visiting old places and remembering good times. Sometimes, our lives and houses can get a little cluttered from these memories; or, more likely, from things that are associated with those memories. We save those things, because of the good times they remind us of.

Day 102 – Okay, this one’s going to take a little bit of time and planning. What you’re going to do is re-create your first date, or at least re-create as much of it as you can. Don’t tell your wife the details of what you’re doing, just tell her that the two of you are going out, and to be ready at such-and-such a time.

Between now and then, make sure you have all the details worked out. If you brought her flowers on that first date, go buy some flowers. Check out the places you went on that date, and make sure they’re still there. Don’t forget to make a reservation if you need it.

What if the place you went to isn’t there any more? Good question, if that happens you’ll need to find someplace that’s as much like it as you can. There’s no way you’re going to get every detail perfect, but that’s all right, you’re trying to stir up old memories, and you can still do that without having everything exactly perfect.

You can even embellish the truth a little bit here. Was there someplace you wanted to go that first time, but for some reason couldn’t? Well, this time you can. Were you too broke to buy the flowers you wanted to buy? Well, this time you can. Yeah, you want to make it as much like that first date as you can, but once again, it doesn’t have to be exactly perfect.

When the time comes, come to the door of your house and pick your wife up. As you are driving off, to your first destination, explain to her the game that you’re playing that night. Or, wait till you get to that first destination, and then tell her. She needs to be aware of what you’re doing in order to get the most out of it. Besides, she’ll play along better if she knows the game you’re playing.

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