With our busy lives and hectic schedules, it can be tough at times to unwind, take a step back, and just rest for a minute.
This can be very hard on us, and can also take a significant toll on the lives of our friends, loved ones, and partners.
Motivational speaker and educator Brené Brown has traveled around the country, holding conferences and giving lectures on topics like family, relationships, love, happiness, and ways to improve and salvage marriages.
She has experienced her own share of struggles when it comes to her relationship with her husband, Steve, but — like this husband who lists all the precious things about his wife — they never fail to value their time together.
In a touching story below, Brené shares the details of a mysterious note she found on her car windshield one day.
The tone of the message was charming and flirtatious, but she did not expect it to end like this…
Scroll on to read the astonishing note that Brené read, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Brené Brown is a famous American author, public speaker, and research professor at the University of Houston, who is known for her contributions to social work.
She lectures all over the country on topics like courage, self worth, shame, blame, and vulnerability.
Days ago, she posted something incredible on her Facebook page.
She attached a photo of a simple note, which appeared to have been written on napkin paper. It reads:
“You are really cute. I am going 2-stepping tonight, if you would like to join me. Call me.”
At the bottom, the mysterious admirer had written down his phone number.
“Someone left this napkin note on my car at the gym this morning,” Brené wrote on Facebook.
At first, she was stumped, and rather taken aback. Then, she took a good look at the number.
“I recognized my husband’s phone number,” she wrote. “He had me at two-stepping.”
She was talking, of course, about her husband of nearly 22 years, Steve Alley.
They had met almost 30 years ago when they were lifeguards at the neighborhood pool, and became lifelong partners and soul mates.
And though she and her husband remain very much in love, and very much still charmed by each other, they’ve faced their share of challenges.
Brené has done many interviews in which she explains the potential and foundations of building a stronger, more stable relationship.
“Only about 15 to 20 percent [of people live] with their whole hearts,” she writes in an article for Oprah’s magazine.
She realized that everyone in relationships needs to know how and when to stop and rest, and to make time to commit to families and loved ones.
“I went from full time to part time at the university, and my husband, who is a pediatrician, cut his hours to four days a week,” she wrote.
“As it stands now, we never get less than eight hours of sleep.”
And this might be exactly why her marriage works, and still feels so exciting and new every day.
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