Team Mafisi Learns A Lesson To Recharge Their Romance, Thanks To “Double AA” Batteries.
Every relationship between two who consider themselves as a couple, needs two batteries to keep it alive and kicking, sometimes we find answer in the irony of life. My inspiration came from the Double “AA’s” are Appreciation and Affection. These qualities can be rare in our worlds. Team mafisi desperately needed a night alone. With bills o pay and ambitions to chase the world has been reduced to a race every hour, it never leaving us to sleep, or have simple conversation. I knew we would be more patient and loving with each other if we had 24 hours to recharge.
I envisioned surprising her with a quiet intimate dinner, walking hand-in-hand downtown, stopping at an art museum. A bedroom glowing with candles, a plate of chocolate-dipped strawberries, and soft music. Lots of quality conversation. But I suddenly realized that I was planning a weekend that would meet my expectations of romance, not what my better half would find relaxing and enjoyable. Scratch those plans.
Instead, I orchestrated a weekend that would honor my lady. It should be a romantic getaway pre-arranged to perfection, a few weeks ahead and arranged to kidnap her on a Friday afternoon. After picking up my surprised better half, I drove her to his favorite hiking trail. I gave her a backpack stocked with a sports drink, snacks, her Bible, and her journal. She freak-out for some time, how can you arrange an afternoon hike after a long day at work. While we hiked, I walked an easier trail and spent the entire time thinking of her. The energy in her as we hiking up a trail reignited the spark that had dissolved into our busy daily schedules. She had the qualities I knew she wanted to develop. A few hours later we met at the trailhead and shared what we had learned during our quiet time while driving to dinner, the double “AA’s” of our daily life, Appreciation and Affection.
Instead of a dinner with fine china, I suggested restaurants with big screen televisions and wings. Testosterone and sports. Conversation could wait. She actually chose a hole-in-the-wall diner, but it was her choice. We laughed more during that meal than we had in months. No one was asking to have their food cut up, no milk was spilled, and the only interruptions were from the waitress refilling our drinks.
Due to budget constraints, we couldn’t afford to spend the night in a hotel. But waiting at home were her favourite movie munchies and a selection of her favorite kind of movies not a romantic soup in sight. After such great quality time, I don’t think I need to tell you how our evening ended. The next morning after a full night of thunder under the moonlight, uninterrupted night of blissful sleep, we enjoyed our coffee and pastries on our back patio. But if you want your special person to feel as special as they make you feel, you don’t have to wait for the next holiday, anniversary, or birthday. Just express yourselves on a normal day. This will make your significant other feel very special and appreciated. They will love knowing that you took the time to give them a thought that was meant just for them.
Have you ever wanted to express so much to your significant other, but found that you did not have the words to adequately get your feelings out? The paragraphs below can help you express yourself to that special someone in your life. Whether you want to say thanks or let someone know that you are missing them, each of these actions are thoughtful and will leave the recipient feeling very loved and cherished. No, it wasn’t how I would envision “romance,” but the time spent honoring my lady was a long-term investment in her. Not only was she refreshed, she knew she was respected and treasured. And a man with a vision is a romantic man, indeed.