I attended a beautiful wedding in a park last summer.  My niece looked amazing as she gave her vows to her man.  Between them on their little marriage table sat a stuffed giraffe.  Curious to those of us watching yet made so much sense in the end.  Skilled at “Conflict Resolution,” this dedicated couple used the symbol of the GIRAFFE to solve their challenges.  If you google “Giraffe” you will discover that it is the tallest land animal.  What makes it unique is its NECK and its HEART.  A giraffe’s neck is 6-feet tall (272 kilograms, weighing in at about 600 pounds).  The heart of a giraffe is 2 feet (0.6 meters) long and weighs approximately 25 pounds.  In a healthy relationship, a smart girlfriend-wife needs her neck AND her heart.  Like the giraffe, she needs to “stick her neck out” and take the risk of letting her guy know how she REALLY feels.  Men tend to live in a world of logic so they respect honesty.  As John Mayer sings in his song, “Say what you need to say.”  A woman also needs to excerise her heart and care enough to CONNECT with her man.  Girlfriends…speak the truth in love and keep current with how you feel.  Remember…”any time that is not spent on love is wasted.”  Torquato Tasso