This is a little reminder that we all need from time to time. I’m not going to get too depressing here, but I attended a close family members funeral last week. As I talked with family and friends at the service I was reminded of what’s truly important in life.
We all know this, but rarely stop and do anything about it. We get caught up in the daily grind and focus on the latest hurdle at work. Well I’m here to say that last year I said forget it, and took my family on a 10 day vacation! We spent time at the beach and doing a whole lot of nothing. During this vacation I got to spend time with my aunt whose funeral I attended last week. I remember chasing and catching fireflies with my children in her backyard, priceless. Jeez, I’m a city boy raised in So-Cal. And during that time I got to ride on my grandpa’s tractor around the old family farm. I am so glad we took that vacation! These are just a few memories that no one can pull from my mind. It was relaxing and it was more fun than I ever thought it could be.
Life will always bring excuses as to why we can’t slow down to enjoy time with family and friends. We Americans work harder than any people on earth. Yet we ought to recharge and relax once in a while. What are one or two weeks out of the year? For me its a lifetime of memories and more fun than I ever dreamed.