No, we're not talking about a few scraps of paper with dead president's pictures on them to 'buy' passion; this is a 'higher' purpose topic. We're going to use some pieces of paper to incite and invite a bit of passion and romance in your life in only 5 days.
As a successful life coach I'm going to call myself an 'expert' on this one and call your attention to some startling statistics: 67% of first marriages end in divorce over a 40 year period. Half of these divorces happen in the first 7 years. That means that many of these marriages stood a chance if they could have managed to keep their love alive. You can't plant a garden and come back in three months expecting a full and bountiful crop so don't do the same to your marriage. Invest a few scraps of paper in a more passionate relationship.
Let's start with 5 colorful scraps of paper, torn or cut into small greeting card or gift card sizes. Using your best handwriting copy a quote below onto the paper (or type into a blank document on your computer to print, cut and paste later).
Here are some great sweet love quotes and a couple of excerpts from poems:
- A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you. Unknown
- Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. Robert Browning
- Let your Love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river. Madagascan Proverb
- How do I love thee? Let me count the ways, I love thee to the depth and breadth and height, My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight, For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. William Butler Yeats
- Come live with me and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, of golden sands, and crystal beaches, with silken lines and silver hooks... John Dunne
Once you've created the cards now it's time to get 'sneaky' and hide them in and around where your partner will find them.
Suggestions: sneak one into their wallet or purse, place one under their pillow, add one to their lunch bag, put one under the toothpaste or medicine cabinet or on the visor of their car, etc. Don't hide them so well that they won't find them but try to get the cumulative effect of a 'daily discovery'.