Love Happens #16 – “Surprise and Wonder”

“So, what’s the most memorable thing you have done for each other?” “She knew I wanted to go to the Sentosa MegaZip…” “so on his birthday I blindfolded him and led him there. Oh and to celebrate Christmas, he bought me red roses and we had a romantic dinner”

“So, what’s the most memorable thing you have done for each other?”
“She knew I wanted to go to the Sentosa MegaZip…”
“So on his birthday I blindfolded him and led him there.
Oh and to celebrate Christmas,
He bought me red roses and we had a romantic dinner”

Surprises are nice. I don’t know how common this is, but I’ve got to admit that as much as I claim not to be into surprises and that I don’t fancy flowers and gifts, in reality, a surprise never fails to charm me and make my day. Receiving/giving gifts isn’t my love language but being on the receiving end of a surprise just melts my heart. (: For me, it’s not about the material value of flowers or gifts that matter, but the symbolism of it all. For someone to give his/her partner little surprise treats, it requires at least the following

1. he/she was thinking about their partner while getting the gift,

2. he/she pays attention to his/her partner’s taste just so he/she could get a “right” gift,

3. some planning to ensure the surprise remains a surprise,

4. effort and money spent just so he/she could achieve his/her ultimate goal,

5. and that his/her ultimate goal is to make his/her partner happy. (:

One small gesture with a surprise gift (or a random and simple handwritten card does the trick too!) can tell a lot. I believe there are people out there who think like me too and if you suspect your partner may be one of them, hesitate no more and spring a random surprise on him/her soon! (: Take the opportunity now that it’s the Christmas season to spring a lovely surprise on your partner.

And keep in mind that  surprises that do not happen on “eventful” days can actually make better surprises because your partner wouldn’t be expecting it at all. (: Of course, don’t overdo it too. Keep it a surprise. Anything overdone would lose its effect.

Having said the above, you should pay attention to how surprises are symbolically important and that means that you don’t have to always burn a hole in that pocket of yours.

“Even in the familiar there can be surprise and wonder.”
― Tierney Gearon

You can always surprise him/her in the little ways. Like giving him/her a kiss on the forehead and tell them how beautiful you think they are, and how much they matter to you. Guys, have fun and role-play at times, like getting the door for her and dramatically usher her in and make her feel like a princess. Girls, propose to watch the game with him even if it isn’t your thing or play video games with him for once.

Remember that it is always up to you to keep that burning passion alive. (: have a joyous Christmas! (:

With Christmas Love,

LoveByte Cupid :3