My mom always used to say to me, "Don't wish your life away.". I never really understood what she meant when I was little and actually wishing my life away. I wasn't literally saying these words, but I was wishing for it to be the weekend or my birthday or Christmas or to be 21.
"Don't wish your life away."
I know that it's so easy to wish for Monday to turn into the Friday night or next year, when you will have one more year under your belt at work and have more responsibilities and a bigger pay check. I know it is easy, because I do it too. But, do you know what's scary? It feels like only hours ago that I was waking up at 5am on Monday morning, wishing it was Friday. Hours. Now, as I sit here on Thursday night, I realize that I did it again - I wished a little bit of my life away. I can't get this week back. It will be Friday in a matter of hours.
Do you know what is even scarier? The older you get, especially if you have kids, the faster time flies. I swear, my kids grow by the inches over night. It blows my mind that such a short time ago they were tiny, helpless, precious babies, all swaddled in soft baby blue blankets with pacifiers in their mouths. John and I were so sleep deprived that it seemed like each minute would last an eternity. My mom would say, "The days are long, but the years are short.". Well, she was right again.
"The days are long, but the years are short."
As I sit here reflecting on how fast time really goes, I wonder, what did I miss out on this week? Did I live it to the fullest, or did I kind of float along, just getting by? If I didn't make the most of the week, I must resolve to make next week better.
This coming week I vow to embrace a new opportunity for my business. In the mornings before I leave for work, I vow to leave the dirty dishes in the sink and talk and cuddle with my kids instead. I vow to not wish for Friday - I will find something good in everyday of the week.
Are you with me? What commitments can you make to live life to the fullest this coming week?
Cheers and thank you for spending a few of your precious minutes with me!