As I sit here, wrapped up in my amazing Harry Potter blanket, given to me at Christmas by my friend Mikey, I’m watching my 6-year-old boy ravage an orange after a few days of not feeling well (and enjoying some extra time off from school). I love watching him eat fruit because he absolutely loves it, maybe someday he’ll be a fruit farmer because he loves it so much. This last week has given me time to reflect on life and shown me to enjoy moments like this.
A few things have happened in the last week or so that have left me to ponder if I’m living my life to the fullest. A 27-year-old woman who recently passed away left a letter to the world that her parents published on Facebook. A police officer in our community selflessly gave his life while protecting his community.
These events have left me to ask the question: if I died tomorrow, will I have lived enough?
The answer to that question is, maybe.
There are times when I work late into the night because I’m currently freelancing from home and some of my clients are on the other side of the world. I might miss bedtime some nights because of that.
But then on other nights, I build an epic blanket fort with Cayden and read extra stories.
Before he falls asleep, he tells me “I love you more than anything in the world, you mean everything to me” Ditto bud.
And in those moments, I know things are not as insane and stressful as I’m making them out to be. Things are actually pretty damn good.
The moral of the story is, you may not be traveling the world or brushing elbows with celebrities. You may not have moved into the house of your dreams, or have a job you love.
But there is good in the world, you just might not be noticing it. It may not feel like you are living life to the fullest, but you really are. Take time to really look around. Don’t be so hard on yourself.