Every guy feels the jitters before asking a woman to be his wife. If you're having an exceptionally hard time deciding how you'll muster the strength to ask the million-dollar question, consider writing the message, instead.
Does your girlfriend keep a journal? If so, use it as a proposal prop. Decide when you want to pop the question, flip to the dated page and write her a message. Of course, you want to make sure you're present when she reads this very special journal entry! Plan a romantic picnic for the big day, and tuck the ring box in a basket among fresh strawberries, a chilled bottle of champagne and the journal. Bonus points if you add a meaningful poem to the dated entry before she reads the four exciting, life-changing words at the end of the page: "Will you marry me?"