The Things You Do For Love

There are many things we do for love.  Some of these are quite simple and don’t require a lot of effort on our part, but some of them are big events.  Valentine’s Day, for example, often means doing some pretty big things for love.

•    So what do you do for love?  Here are some common things people might do.

•    Take her to her favorite restaurant, even though you don’t really like the food.

•    Take the kids out for the day so she can have some alone time or go out with her girlfriends.

•    Hang out with her friends, even the ones you don’t particularly like.

•    Spend time with her family.

•    Watch her favorite TV shows with her, even if they’re things like American Idol.

•    Try your hand at cooking some of her favorite foods.

•    Take her out dancing and do your best even if you have two left feet.

•    Clean the house for her.

These are just a few things you might do for love.  What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?  Let us know!

Don’t forget to order your Valentine’s Day flowers in Houston, TX!

Grandparents Always Love You

We’ve all been down on our luck, made mistakes, or done something that we later realized was just really, really dumb. During thick and thin, however, our families have always been there. While it’s our parent’s job to something chastise us and lecture us on where we’ve done the wrong thing, our grandparents are almost always there to give us unconditional support and help. Yes, parents do this, too, but grandparents seem to always be there to spoil us a bit.

Why do grandparents always love us so much? Perhaps because they know they can spoil us and give us all the unconditional love we want, and then they send us home! That’s not the only reason, though. Our grandparents grew up in a different time, a time that was, in many ways, much harder than ours. They understand what it’s like to be in trouble, to really need help, and now that they’ve made it through their tough times, they’re in a position to help. Maybe they had someone (their own grandparents, perhaps) help them out when they needed it, and now they want to pass it on. Maybe they just hate to see us struggling so. Whatever the reason, they’re always there with a hug, a kind word, and more if it’s needed.

This Sunday (Sept. 11) is National Grandparents Day. Don’t miss this opportunity to tell your grandparents how thankful you are for all they’ve done for you. For those who have lost their grandparents, take the time to remember them or take flowers to the cemetery. Let them know just how much you love them.

Summer Love – Keep It Burning!

Summer seems to be a great time to start a new romance. If you’ve discovered love this summer, you may be afraid that it will fade as the temperature drops off. However, there are many ways to keep your summer love burning. Here are a few things to keep in mind when your summer romance seems to start to cool.

Talk to each other. No summer romance can survive a lack of communication. It doesn’t matter how you keep the lines of communication open, just do. If you don’t get the chance to see each other that often, then resort to alternative methods. Call, email, text, leave notes for each other…whatever it takes. Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to be in constant contact with each other—a little space is good, too.

Make time for each other. In today’s busy world, it can be hard to make time to be together. But if you want to keep your summer love going, it’s important to make time. Sure, phone calls and emails are great, but they are no substitute for being together. If necessary, set aside a few days a month as your special date time. Don’t let anything be scheduled on those days. If you want your romance to succeed, you’ve got to commit to it.

Learn the little details about your significant other. What music does he/she like? Food? TV shows? Many summer romances start out as just surface relationships—they’re physical, but often you don’t really get into the little things. Learn about each other and then put that knowledge to use.

These are just three little things you should do to keep your summer love going. If you put a little effort into it and that spark is there, you won’t have any trouble keeping your relationship going.

Say I Love You With Flowers

There are many different ways to tell someone you love them, but one of the most popular is to say it with flowers. From a single red rose to a full bouquet of two or three dozen, flowers convey a powerful message.

One of the most important aspects of saying that you love her with flowers is to use the right flowers. One factor to consider here is how long you’ve been dating. If this is your first date or one of your first, don’t go overboard. A single red rose is appropriate here. If you’ve been dating for a year or more, a bouquet of a dozen is probably the better route.

Another question is whether you give her the flowers in person or have them delivered. Since Valentine’s Day is on Monday this year, having them delivered is a great way of showing her co-workers how much you love her. Hearing a knock on the door and opening it to find a deliveryman holding a bouquet is also nice. However, if you’re giving her a single rose or a small bouquet, giving it to her in person may be the better way to go.

Any flowers will convey your love, but to really show her how much you care, make sure the flowers you send her are very personal to her. For example, if she hates roses, don’t give her roses. If you know she loves the color purple, see if you can get purple flowers (there are purple roses, for example). Whatever you do, go with something that you know she will like. Doing so shows her that you know her preferences.