Years ago, I was flying home from a week of meetings. On the plane next to me, was an older gentleman. We started chatting and it turned out he was heading home after a week-long visit with his grandchildren and in just a few weeks, would be heading out again, this time with his wife on a long-planned trip of a lifetime.
I made a comment along the lines of how I could hardly wait until I was able to travel purely for pleasure, instead of work. He turned to me and very quietly said “Don’t wish your life away.”
Those words have stayed with me. There were days when my children were young, that I longed for the peace and quiet of a childless home. I now have that. My children are grown up. They are living their own lives and and now I look forward to the days when they are all home again and the house is filled with stories and laughter.
Each and every day brings new opportunities, new challenges and when it’s gone, it is gone forever. Enjoy each day to it’s fullest, even Mondays!
Have a great week.