I Don’t Normally Do This But… She Said Yes!

She Said Yes

Tuesday, 6:32 AM
December 10, 2019

Hey friend,

I don’t normally do this, but since you’re such a big part of my life (even if I’m just a small inbox item in yours), I wanted to share some big personal news with you in today’s F2M update…

You see, last weekend, Erin and I took a few days off to escape to a quiet beachside villa near Tabanan, Bali.

And as we lay on the grass and the sun dipped its toes in the ocean I finally worked up the courage to ask her something I’d been thinking about since the very first evening I met her.

And, lucky man that I am (and despite agreeing it was silly and that the only important thing is to wake up each day and be the best partners we possibly can be), she agreed to make me the happiest man on the beach and let me try out as her husband-in-waiting.

In other words, we’re getting married. 🍾 🤗 🙌

(And if I spend too much longer thinking about it I’ll to start crying with happiness again and everyone in this co-working space will think I’m a weirdo.)

She Said Yes

Now, it’s obviously impossible to make a decision like this without a lot of gratitude and thought and reflection.

In particular, there are hundreds of people I wish I could thank for helping me become the kind of man that Erin would ever say yes to.

But to be honest, there are times in life where it’s nice to put the thinking mind down and stop looking for lessons in everything.

So for the rest of this email, I’ll just leave you with a reading I heard over the summer at the wedding of two of the most inspiring and wonderful people I know.

I hope it resonates. I hope it inspires you. But most of all, I hope it reminds you of a time when you felt like the luckiest guy or gal on the beach.

And until next time, good luck, be awesome and go well 🙌

The Art of A Good Marriage
by Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.

A good marriage must be created. In marriage, the little things are the big things.

It is never being too old to hold hands.

It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.

It is never going to sleep angry.

It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should continue through the years.

It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.

It is standing together facing the world. It is forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.

It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.

It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.

It is not looking for perfection in each other.

It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.

It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.

It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow old.

It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.

It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.

It is not only marrying the right partner; it is being the right partner.

Arthur “Cried Twice During Crazy Rich Asians” Worsley
7:41 AM

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