Our priest told us this story a while back. One day a man bought his wife a beautiful cashmere sweater. The wife his it deep in her cupboard. She wore her cheaper jerseys instead. Her husband remonstrated with her, asking her why she never wore the sweater he had bought her. She said, 'I'm saving it for a special occasion.' Then one day this woman died and her husband was going through her things looking for something smart in which to dress his wife for her casket. He found the sweater. At the funeral everyone looking upon the woman in her open casket could see she was dressed in the most beautiful garments including a cashmere sweater.
What is the moral of the story?
"Never save anything for a special occasion- every day of your of your life is a special occasion!"
[Of course, this doesn't mean you go and jump into bed with someone asap. You gotta do all the right things not the wrong things. If you do the wrong things you'll probably find life will continue and you'll have to deal with the consequences]
On a related note, and also from this same priest:
"Do not delay anything which will bring laughter and joy into your life, and into the lives of others."
"Live as you have never lived before and love as you have never loved before. Don't own it as your own property (the love comes from God) and don't try too hard (loving) when you're trying too hard."
Sometimes we try too hard and the love is forced or almost fake, if you will. You want to love the person - great! Don't try too hard, though : )