This week is going to be hectic & busy because I’m traveling to visit family & friends. Here’s the quick synopsis….
- Tuesday (today) is my plane/train/automobile adventure to Illinois
- Thursday I’m traveling to Kentucky for my grandmother’s 90th birthday on Friday
- Saturday I’m catching a 7 a.m. flight to Green Bay, Wisconsin to see my closest friends and play with their kids (my niece & nephew)
- Sunday I’m attending a college friend’s wedding
- Next Tuesday is my train/plane/automobile adventure back to Arizona
Now ask me what I’m REALLY doing this week….
I’m making memories. I’m spending time with people who love me. I’m talking and listening to people I love.
I am going to eat at a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant with my parents and chat with whoever is there at the same time. It’s a small town. We’re social. We talk with our neighbors and other friendly people.
I will reassure my grandma that it’s her birthday, she does know the people who are with her, we are her family, and we love her. I will probably cry when I leave her because I don’t know how much longer she’ll be with us.
I will play with children, read to them, laugh at their jokes, and give them my undivided attention. I am probably going to be tired from the piggyback rides. Then, I’m going to stay up way too late chatting with my dearest sister/friend.
When something goes wrong at my friend’s wedding, I will remind her that the wedding is the party. What matters is the marriage.
This week I am creating magical moments that I will remember when my loved ones are no longer with me.
Take a minute and consider what memories you cherish. What memories are so precious to you that when you’re on your deathbed, you will smile when you remember those moments?
What matters in our lives are those moments from those memories with those loved ones….
There’s always another task to do, but there may not be another moment to play catch in the yard. There’s always another crisis at work, but there may not be an opportunity to share your heart with someone special.
Sometime this week set aside some play time and make some memories you will cherish for a lifetime.