I remember once when Kacy and I decided to pick up some Mexican food at a place around the corner from our home, that had become one of our "go to" restaurants. We really liked this place when it first opened because the food tasted pretty good and the price was unbeatable.
When Kacy and I first tried the restaurant we were really impressed with it. Yet even as we were enjoying our first meal, we wondered if the restaurant would start to "chintz" on the food after they attracted customers. For example, remember when KFC was really "finger-licking good?" Remember when the Big Mac was, well, big? Have you ever seen the "sandwich artist" at Subway weighing the meat on a scale before putting it on your sandwich? What is that about?
We go back to our favorite restaurants because the food is just as we remembered it and expected it right, every time we go. So, for a business to keep earning our business, it must continue to do the things it did in the first place to attract us to the business. And if it stops doing what you loved about it in the first place, don't you often find somewhere else to go?
Your relationships work in the same way! So, if you've ever wondered how you can restore the good feelings that you had at the start of a relationship, think about the things that you did at the beginning that helped create those good feelings, and do those again!
What are some of the things you've had to re-introduce into your marriage, friendships, family and work relationships to keep the good times going?