“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” ~ Robert Frost
It’s simply unavoidable. Maybe it’s the heart shaped boxes that pop in our heads at the mention of Valentine’s Day. Honestly, who can stay temperate around the thought of chocolates waiting inside, ready to stick to our fingers with the sweet smell of cocoa and sugar?
The month of love has brushed up against our door steps, seeping through the cracks of our closed, practical days. It threatens to blow the doors of romance open. Have we left it ajar?
Somewhere deep inside us is the come-hither of desire, and it whispers a little louder this time of year. We totter towards sunsets and cinnamon hearts, like lemmings walking towards the edge of the sea.
14 Days of Loves
In the next fourteen days, I want to share loves that make their mark on our lives — Loves that irresistibly meander their way into us, even past the protective walls of functional living.
These desires make us real. Those things we think of with affection point to important parts of our soul, giving life an irresistible sheen called love.
I got the idea of 14 Days of Love from a friend who has claimed she’s given her husband a little surprise every day, for fourteen days leading up to Valentine’s Day — for fifteen years.
It sounded like an irresistible challenge. After all, I am sentimental mush.
I’m the weird person that card store clerks watch closely. Somewhere in the employee’s manual, it tells them to keep an eye on customers who act like card-reading robots, meticulously opening and closing every darn card on display.
So, this past weekend, I quickly jotted down some ideas for fourteen days of love — for Hubby — and for you.
For you: I found fourteen quotes to share, and I hope to share some irresistible topics together.
For Hubby: Maybe you can help me. Here’s what I got so far (I’ve told Hubby to NOT read today’s blog post!):
1. Wash the car.
2. Schedule the car for maintenance (heard him mention that a few times).
3. Put together a candy treat of gummi bears, malt balls, and Butterfingers (his faves) and tuck it into his work bag.
4. Send him a mushy “Thinking Of You” e-card.
5. Handmake him an “I Love You” card with a picture from our early dating days.
6. Pick up/drop off his dry cleaning.
7. Arrange a candlelight dinner with his favorite meal, after the kids get tucked in.
8. Write a Top 10 Things I Love About You on a poster sheet, and hang it up in the dining room.
9. Sweep the Garage.
… Your ideas?
Now, before you accuse me of being unromantic on the car, dry cleaning, and garage surprises, my Hubby’s love language happens to be Acts of Service (check out the list of Love Languages). So, ha!
What do you find irresistible about the month of February — or do you?
Today's post marks Day 1 of the 14 Days Of Love Challenge! Read and join the conversation: -- Day 2: Falling Divinely In Love -- Day 3: The Keys To Friendship SUBSCRIBE NOW to get updates from FaithBarista hot and fresh directly in your mailbox via email (click here) or RSS (click here) news reader.