My Heart’s in the Right Place
By Jeff Salter
We actually had a free spot this week, but since Hound Day landed right smack dab on Valentine’s Day I don’t have much choice but to address it.
Val Day, 2011
Two years ago, I blogged about one of the Valentine rituals I remember from Elementary School … and some of my first kisses with females-who-weren’t-my-relatives. For a look at my column for this day in 2011 [“Valentine’s Day in Retrospect … and My First True Like”], please take a look:
Val Day, 2012
Last year, I focused more on the films, songs, literature, etc., which tug at my heart strings. For my comments from this day in 2012 (“Romance in the Arts”), click here:
If you just want to hang out for a minute, I guess we can discuss love, hearts, and all that mushy stuff.
I’m not what most would consider a “true romantic” kind of guy, but I’ll tell you a little secret which I think shows my heart’s in the right place.
Many years ago, when my wife was going to a distant conference with some girlfriends, I cut out several little red hearts and hid them in at various places in her suitcase.
When she and her friends got to the hotel and began unpacking, she found one of those hearts. The other ladies clustered around and (appropriately) oohed and aahed. As she discovered each additional hidden hearts, those other ladies were more and more impressed. [And, I believe, quite wistful — wishing it had been their husbands who packed little hearts in their suitcases.]
Since I learned how good it made my wife feel to unpack those little paper hearts, I have slipped two or three hearts into her luggage for nearly every trip she has made … no matter how short. If it’s overnight, she gets hearts.
So even though I’m not a candlelit-dinner-at-a-fancy-restaurant kind of guy, I think you can tell my heart’s in the right place … right in my wife’s suitcase!
Do YOU (or your spouse) have any special song, movie, or other little observance … which specifically addresses your love of each other?