“My wife used to ask me to bring home flowers. Once I even said to her, ‘You’re going to the store – why don’t you buy them?’ She didn’t get mad at me for not ‘getting it’… she was willing to explain the obvious, ‘It’s so much more romantic when you buy them for me.’
“Now, I usually remember to buy flowers. But when I forget, my wife has a friendly, nonjudgmental way of reminding me, she sets out empty vases.”
– John Gray, PhD, author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus”

 

P. T. Barnum on Business

“This is a trading world and men, women and children, who cannot live on gravity alone, need something to satisfy their gayer, lighter moods and hours, and he who ministers to this want is in a business established by the Author of our nature. If he worthily fulfills his mission and amuses without corrupting, he need never feel that he has lived in vain.” – P. T. Barnum, Nineteenth Century producer of shows, museums and circuses.