Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Face Your Music
Tap. Tap. Tap.
Find a legal pad. Think of your partner. Write down (by hand) five positive aspects that you really appreciate about that person. Flourish a little: explain why you like this aspect of their personality. Then remove the paper from the pad, fold it, and seal it in an unmarked envelope.
Next month, repeat the process. Write down five more that you discovered in your partner. Seal it in an unmarked envelope, and continue this process through the end of the year.
And on Christmas Eve, take all of the envelopes and place them in a box, wrap it, and place it under the tree, somewhere in the back, obscure, nondescript.
When they open their gift, they'll likely be surprised and thankful for your thoughtfulness and individualized attention.
And when they read your thoughts line by line, you'll each be reminded of the tiny melodies that comprise the symphony of your lives.
We can never say enough; there's never enough time. Listen intently.