Romance & Money
Romance in October
I heard a story recently that touched my heart. I'd like to share that with you:
A young couple who had just been getting on their feet financially had been
dreaming about going somewhere tropical, like Jamaica, but could not afford the
trip. The husband surprised his young wife one evening after work. He met her at
the door, handed her a glass of Champagne, blindfolded her, and guided her down
the stairs to their unfinished basement where he took the blindfold off.
In front of her was a sandy beach floor (sand on linoleum) and lighted candles
everywhere. Grass skirts were hanging on the wall along with signs that read
'Jamaica'. Spread out on blankets were coconut cups with piÃ±a coladas and a
feast of beef kabobs and pineapple chunks on platters.
He told her, "Just until we can get to the real place for our anniversary, I
wanted you to know you're the most important part of the dream. Happy
anniversary." Needless to say, she melted.
Isn't that true romance?
Start your journey long before you leave this soil. Learn about another culture
that you're interested in traveling to; take a class, go to a different church
or synagogue. Find a Greek festival, or Oktoberfest. Hold hands. You can't
always have exactly what you dream, the way you dream it, but you can certainly
make new dreams and memories that are rooted in the reality of your finances and
Don't forget that October means Oktoberfest. Go to a festival and eat
sauerkraut, drink beer, laugh, and do the Polka!
Halloween is an overlooked opportunity for romance. What is more fun than
dressing up and going out in the world looking funny, sexy, scary, or just
anonymous? What's sexier than making each other laugh?
Get dressed up, go out. Have fun. There's nothing more romantic than being silly
with the one you love.
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