My husband called from the grocery store the other day to ask me if I needed anything. Immediately, my heart leapt toward the front of the store where I know the flowers are kept. There would be tulips! Of all colors. "I WANT TULIPS!" I wanted to shout through the phone. But I didn't.
Instead of talking to him, I sat back and listened to the little tete-a-tete erupting between my "ego" and my "higher self" that went something like this:
Higher Self: "Tulips sure would be nice on the bedside table."
Ego: "But doesn't it make them less special if you have to ask for them? Doesn't it make YOU less special? And there's so much more romance in the surprise..."
Higher Self: But there are so many more flowers in the asking."