Cyndie and I have been together since the weekend leading up to the Fourth of July, 2001. That’s 14 years together, and nearly six since we married in 2009. While our first meeting was amazing and unforgettable, somehow our life together just keeps getting better and better.
Why is that?
One reason I’m sure of: We make a point of saying “yes” to each other as much as possible. Yes about little things. Yes about big things. Will you go grocery shopping with me? Yes. Can we get a dog? Yes. Can I have the car today? Yes. Can we remodel the kitchen? Yes.
It’s not always yes. Sometimes it just can’t be. But we both try for yes as often as we can.
Ten years ago, for my birthday, Cyndie gave me a jar full of yeses. I still keep it on my dresser. I think it was about the sweetest gift I’ve ever received.