Take your sense of romance to the next highest level. If you've never danced the tango before, do it today. If you never wear cologne, start now. Make sure you feel a heightened awareness of romance, whether your attention is directed toward your wife, husband, partner, special friend, or yourself.

Today is the day to buy that first pair of black-silk boxer shorts, to have champagne with dinner, to reach new levels of decadence. Think about the nature of intimacy. What does it mean to you? Is it something you value? Does your life have enough of it? Are you more concerned with being loved than with loving?

If you feel the same way about yourself tomorrow as you do today, you didn't go far enough. Try again soon.

Alan Epstein in How to Be Happier Day by Day