During our church’s premarital counseling, Beard and I were encouraged to come up with a list of “non-negotiables”, certain statutes that we would stick by in our marriage no matter what. These vary and include things like “We will always maintain a unified front”, and “We will not host house guests for more than two weeks consecutively.” We also came up with a list of “fight rules”, or what some would call “rules of engagement”. We listed out things we didn’t want to disrespect each other with, such as silent treatment, eye-rolling, sarcasm, etc.
As newlyweds, Beard and I were super excite about these non-negotiables and fight rules; we were starting our marriage right! We purchased a large frame from our nearest Hobby Lobby to frame these statements and hang them proudly in our home. It was my job to frame them.
I had tried several times and never came up with anything that looked nice. Handwritten looked too informal, just the fight rules and non-negotiables looked too “text-y”, and I just didn’t have an eye for what I wanted to do with it.
THREE YEARS LATER, and I still hadn’t put this together. So today I did. Finally. I included our wedding invitation, a few pictures of us, and a wedding card we received that had 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a on it. Today, I proudly hung it over our bed.
And procrastination over that project was put to rest.
What do you procrastinate and put off? What if you did it TODAY?
In other, unrelated but fun news, I have no food waste to report this week. I am on the ball about the greens in our fridge (which is kale, to be fair, and doesn’t go bad nearly as quickly as other greens), and I haven’t been keeping anything super perishable. Either way, it’s a win in my book!