by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of Heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine? -
See the mountains kiss high Heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?
Music lover: Serenade
A truly unique gift idea is to hire a violinist or guitar player to serenade for your special lady. Whether under her window, in her living room or at a restaurant - this is definitely going to be a huge surprise from "her biggest admirer"!
Flowers: Anniversary bouquet re-visited
Recreate the bouquet your wife carried at your wedding by giving her one flower for each month you have been together. Choose flowers and colours from the original bouquet.
Journal: Story of a Lifetime
Preserve your most precious memories for the next generation: write your own story of your life. Chronicle all the important events and relationships, milestones and challenges for a fantastic keepsake present which is great to pass on to future generations.
Scented waxed teddy bear
I was feeling down for a couple days and thought my husband hadn't noticed which hurt my feelings even more. Then after he came home from work he had this huge thing of balloons and a big wrapped present which smelled so wonderful. I opened it and there was the most beautiful waxed teddy bear in it! It made me cry for days. It was the most special thing he has ever done for me!
My husband gathered together all the pictures from when we were dating and made an album for me. He wrote funny comments and memories next to each picture. It was very meaningful to me because I know it took him a long time to gather and complete. I love gifts that are personal and that the person has put a lot of thought into. I will treasure my album forever.
I love to read books and there was a particular title which I was trying to locate, but was unable to find as it was out of stock. My spouse managed to get his hands on this book (second hand book), and even though this book was not new, I was very happy to receive it, as I had been looking for this particular book for a very long time and it was very thoughtful of him to find it for me.
My husband gave me a box of chocolates on my 25th birthday. I didn't like the gift because it was not something that I could keep for years. We ate the chocolates and the gift was finished. It was not something I could wear and show it to others.
Think about it -- a vacuum cleaner for a birthday present? That is why I am no longer married to that man.
Pair of slippers
My husband got me a pair of bathroom slippers on my birthday. I was expecting some piece of jewelry and he gave me slippers. Although the slippers were costly but I didn't like them as my birthday gift.
There are three great friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
The sum which two married people owe to one another defies calculation. It is an infinite debt, which can only be discharged through eternity.
A long marriage is two people trying to dance a duet and two solos at the same time.
Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.