A few weeks ago I was talking to my good friend, Bob about his love life. He raved about the girl he's been dating for the last few months, and how wonderful she is, and how great the relationship has been.
He told me he wanted to dedicate his week to loving her better and strengthening their relationship.
I asked him, "When was the last time you asked her out on a date?"
"It's been a while." he replied.
"Ask her out for this weekend. But don't half-ass it. Ask her a few days in advance if you can take her out on a date this weekend. Have it planned out. Put some thought into it. See what happens."
"Alright," said Bob. "I'll do it."
I got a call the next week, and Bob was happy. "Nate. She was so excited and happy that I asked her out that she cried."
I just smiled.
Sometimes all it takes to experience amazing connection with the people we love most is a reminder that they are the most important thing in the world to us.
Take the time to make your special someone feel special this week. Do something kind for them. Ask them out on a date. Write them a love note.
You'll be surprised what a big difference the little things make.