Better Together: Slow Down, Enjoy Life, Be Better.
written by Nathan & Kelli
Welcome to Better Together. The only newsletter focused on showing you how amazing your marriage can be, and not afraid to tell you what it really takes to get there. Each week we give you a brief glimpse into our lives and three potentially life-changing ideas to help you become a better partner. We hope that you will find this newsletter inspirational and practical.
We believe that “close relationships, more than money or fame, are what keep people happy throughout their lives.”  We believe that by strengthening marriages, and families, we can improve the world at large.
From Our Lives
Today I was a little late for a meeting I was attending.
I had been a little slow getting out of the house and it was about 10 minutes away. As a result I was starting to try to figure out if I was going to be on time or not, and how late I would be.
That is when I realized. Why? Thinking about it wasn’t going to get me there faster. And it was a beautiful day.
I could spend the next 10 minutes thinking about how late I was, or I could spend the next 10 minutes enjoying life.
That is exactly what I did. I was on my electric scooter. The weather was perfect. The breeze was blowing in my face just a little. There wasn’t really any other traffic on the road. I was able to just enjoy my ride.
I arrived 2-3 minutes late but I showed up relaxed and ready to jump into the meeting, instead of stressed and flustered.
Next time I will remember to get out the door a little quicker.
What We Have Been Reading
“The bad days are more important than the good days. If you write or exercise or meditate or cook when you don't feel like it, then you maintain the habit. And if you maintain the habit, then all you need is time.”
— James Clear
“Sometimes, it's hard to make decisions in the moment. You know what you want to do but you end up doing something else. You walked into dinner with your friends telling yourself that you weren't going to eat dessert and you walked out having devoured it. There is a way to make this easier. Pre-decide what you want to do and make it an automatic rule.”
“We can’t choose if we’re going to get cancer or lose a parent next year. We can’t, on our own, pick the next president or dictate the tracks of hurricanes. But should we not all have the right to choose whether we share our beds and bodies with people who share themselves only with us? Or pool our resources only with others who will be transparent in their use of our money? Or draw the boundaries on which we rely for protection with people who won’t move the fence posts on us while our attention is elsewhere?”
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Written and published by Nathan & Kelli.
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