(from the forthcoming book “Dove Notes”)
I have found that a woman who receives a gift for no reason (read, without provocation) considers this to be far more thoughtful than if she receives a gift for her birthday or a holiday. Not that she doesn’t appreciate those gifts as well, but it tells her that you actually listen, pay attention, and remember things that she may say or do. It also lets her know that you really do think about her when she’s not around. Even if the gift is simply remembering her favorite flavor of tea, buying a box and surprising her with a hot steaming cup on a cold day, you have touched her heart.