With tomorrow being Valentine’s Day, I had to use this box of chocolates to talk about variety. (Although, I really want to reach up to the screen and grab one of those sweet things!) One of the most exciting things about a box of chocolates is that you know there will be a variety. Some pieces will be chewy others will be creamy. You may grab one you don’t fancy but hey, guess what? You can always try another! That’s the beauty of variety.
A relationship that is lacking of variety and stuck in routine does not thrive. Now I am not knocking routine. I think some routine in our lives helps to modify our stress. It’s when routine takes the lead and life gets boring and predictable.
When was the last time you and your partner tried a new restaurant? How long has it been since you took a spontaneous drive to wherever? Have you ever tried to learn something new together, for example a new language or dancing?
Variety keeps things new and gives your relationship new experiences to treasure.
Chris and I are going to change things up this Friday night. We have a date night and are going to a dinner theater. This is our first time and we don’t really know what to expect. Well, we do realize that there will be food and people acting! 🙂 I am really excited because this is something we would have never done before. In fact, I had to convince my husband to go! “Come on, there will be food and it’s suppose to be really funny. Let’s just go and try something new already!” He was like, “Ok. Ok. Crazy lady!” 🙂
I love this quote,
“The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.” ~Cato The Elder
I want to add some variety to our relationship so I am pushing us to step out of the box of routine. You will never guess what we are doing next month. We are going to be nude models for an art class! Wow…just kidding! We’re not going to add that much variety to date night!
I challenge you to add a little variety to your relationship. Start with some baby steps like a new restaurant and see where that leads. Just don’t be afraid to try something different. You never know, you might make some wonderful new memories.