Sam and I worked together and made some new floating shelves for our living room!
It was actually "my" project,
but as is so often the case, I got in over my head and began enlisting his help,
and before he knew what was happening at least half the project was in his lap.
As I was apologizing for the state of things,
he said, "It's good, because you're so confident and just jump into projects without worrying that you won't be able to do it, and then you get so much done!"
He could have said, "Yeah, why don't you realize how much effort and ability all your projects will take and quit jumping in with both feet before taking everything into account?"
But he didn't.
And you know, the "package deal" mentality has made it so I really don't even think he thought about it in that light.
He chose to focus on the good side of a trait I have,
and we were both much happier as a result.
And incidentally, we both love our new shelves!
As a side-note, that "package deal" blog post is by far the most-viewed post I have.
I was surprised by the number of times it was shared in the first 24 hours it was up.
It features some of the best marriage advice I received (from my mother),
and the way that advice has changed my life!