So: how can this little stamp be considered romantic? Good question.
Yesterday, I was talking with Veronica about her new natural baby products website. She already had two orders for cloth diapers and was excited about it. She wanted to ship the product out in used packaging as a part of her recycling efforts.
I mentioned that I thought the packaging looked unprofessional – it had old tape on it and you could see where the old label had been peeled off. Then I said “it’d be cool if you had a stamp that said ‘Recycled Packaging.” She agreed.
Later I had to run some errands and do some shopping. I took some extra time and went to the local Staples office supply store. I searched for a stamp she could use. Turns out they had nothing – but they make custom stamps. So for $19.00 I had them make a “RECYCLED PACKAGING” stamp. It took about 20 minutes – during which time I bought some office supplies I thought would be useful for Veronica’s business.
When I got home, I surprised her with the stamp. Lots of hugs and kisses ensued. She said “that’s so romantic!” I thought: “huh?” and got fire on my testo
But now I understand. I listened to her. I knew her new business was really important to her. I took some time to do something just for her. I brought home something I had to have made just for her. I was thoughtful and did it right away “just because.” She did not have to ask. I did not put it off or wait until the thought had vanished. I did it right when the thought and need was in the present.
She was thrilled. And she uses the stamp all the time now. It just goes to show that romance is not always hat we men think it is. Romance is more than flowers and dinners and baths. Romance is how you love your wife and how you treat her every single day.
Each day wake up and ask yourself this question: “What can I do today to make my wife smile? What can I do to make her day a little better?”