I have a good friend who’s name is Sam. Yesterday I found out that Sam is the bomb in the romance department even though he has been married to his lovely wife Cathy for over 15 years. He’s not flashy by any means. He is a hard working, honest guy who owns a modest carpet cleaning business in Ohio (shout out to Sam here www.premiercarpetcleaningtoledo.com) which is sexy in and of itself right? Anyway, Sam knows that I started this blog and it sparked a conversation between us on how he has stood the test of time with his sweetheart of many years. It’s not what you might imagine though. No regular gift of flowers, jewels and lingerie (saves that stuff for Valentines Day). He told me that every day he is committed to making her feel special. Every day when he gets home from work he decides to leave his stress outside of his home. He consciously decides that no matter what has transpired that day or what he has dealt with he will not allow it to affect the rest of his day and the time he has with Cathy. He asks about her day and puts his own concerns aside. In turn, Cathy feels noticed and appreciated. Sam gets his reward later 😉 . Simple yet genius. Remember what’s important and sometimes that’s not always YOU.