It was Friday morning and a young executive finally decided to ask his boss for a raise. Before leaving for work, he told his wife what he was about to do. All day long he felt nervous and apprehensive. Finally, in the late afternoon, he summoned the courage to approach his employer, and to his delight, the boss agreed for the raise.
The elated husband arrived home. And to his surprise a beautiful table was set with their best crockery and lighted candles. Smelling the aroma of a festive meal, he figured that someone from the office must have called his wife and passed on the message.
Finding her in a kitchen, he eagerly shared the details of his good news. They embraced and danced around the room before sitting down to the wonderful meal which his wife had prepared. Next to his plate, he found and artistically lettered note that read: "Congratulations, Darling! I knew you'd get the raise. This dinner is to show you how much I love you."
Later on his way to the kitchen to help his wife serve dessert, he noticed that a second card had fallen from her pocket. Picking it up from the floor, he read: "Don't worry about not getting the raise! You deserve it anyway! This dinner is to show you how much I love you."
This is the way to love someone, immaterial of whether they succeed or fail in life.