Sunday, February 12, 2012

Where's the Romance?

Yay, its nearly Valentine's Day! Aw, the most romantic holiday. The give a girl chocolate, or a mushy card day. The give a girl some rose's day. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Don't get me wrong, those things are nice, but come on! Can we be more creative? Can we have a piece of our romantic partner, and not just the traditional ho-hum?

Don't think for one minute I don't like getting presents, I love receiving gifts. I especially love the unexpected ones. A hug from behind with, "I Love You," whispered in your ear, that's romantic. To me, that is a great present. Any present from the heart sets itself apart from a bought one.

A present from the heart...
 Write something even though you don't think you're creative.
  Sing something even though you can't hold a tune.
  Cook something even though you're not sure how to turn on the oven...just don't burn the house down!
  Put on a slow song, grab your partner, and just dance...slowly.

You see, I am a hopeless romantic. I am the sucker for a great love story. I stood and cheered Julia Roberts at the end of Pretty Woman, and I cried like a baby at the end of Titanic. Yea, I crave a happily ever after ending. That is one reason I started reading Romance novels. Don't judge me! There are many different types of romance novels, but they all have one thing in common...a happy ending. There are too many real life stories that don't have a happy ending, and when I read, I read to escape reality. I need a happy ending.

So if you are incapable of the giving of yourself go ahead and buy the same ole present, or buy a romance novel. I suggest Robyn Carr, Jill Shalvis, or Kristan Higgins. They are very capable of restoring the romance!

Am I in the minority in the gift receiving mind-set? Do you want glam gifts, or is something created by your loved one just as special? What's the best Valentine's gift you have received?

P.S.   Tune in for a special blog tomorrow. It will be a Valentine's Day blog like you've never seen!


  1. Give me time with my loved one any day over material gifts!

  2. See, that's the way I feel too!I like to save that money and use it toward a vacation or something!