Tuesday, April 26, 2011
A Public Declaration
Have you ever felt like you wanted to shout your love from the mountaintops? You know, just like in some movie, where the crazy young man climbs up on a statue in the park, just so he can shout to the whole world that he loves his girl friend. Or, he rents a billboard, right outside her office window to declare his love. Or, even the guy who grabs the public address system at the game, so he can tell everyone he loves his girl.
Okay, so these may sound a little extreme; but Hollywood is about extremes. Everything they do is “bigger than life.” It has to be; who’d want to watch a movie about some guy doing his humdrum work in a factory and going home to his humdrum dinner, after which he watches television and goes to bed. Nothing to hold the interest for very long in that movie.
There’s nothing that says that an occasional extreme isn’t good for the soul; at least some kinds of extremes. Some people go white water rafting to get their extreme, or skydiving, or bungee jumping. While I’m not into those things, if it works for them, more power to them.
Let’s get back to extreme declarations of love. We look at those guys in the movies and think they’re crazy. We might be a little jealous of them too, but mostly we think they’re crazy. So what? What’s wrong with being a little crazy once in a while, especially if that moment’s craziness lets our wife know of our love?
I don’t know of a woman in the world who wouldn’t be thrilled to have her husband publicly declare his love for her. Oh, she might be a little bit embarrassed too, but that won’t stop her from being thrilled. So, how can you do it?
To start off, you’ve got to pick your place. Where is there a somewhat crowded place that you could take your wife to? It needs to be someplace where she wouldn’t be suspicious, maybe even someplace that you go to regularly. Go there, and sometime during the course of the time you are there, climb up on a chair or something and ask for everyone’s attention. You’ll probably have to yell to get their attention, but that’s okay, just as long as you don’t yell like you’re angry.
Once you have their attention, tell everyone you have an announcement to make. Your announcement is something like this: “I just want everyone to know that I love this wonderful woman that I’m married to. Thank you for your time.”
Climb down from your podium and give your wife a hug and a kiss. I wouldn’t be all that surprised if you got a round of applause for your efforts. You’ll definitely get one in her heart and that’s what it’s all about.