Friends, life is short and the future is not guaranteed. Enjoy today. Your wonderful life is not somewhere in the distant future, it is today.
To this end, I recently made a career change to spend time with my family. My son and I just completed a thrilling road trip. We rafted down the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge, did nine zip-lines in Colorado, stood in awe in the Garden of the Gods, rode the Cog Wheel Train up the Rocky Mountains to Pike’s Peak overlooking Colorado Springs, and toured Yellowstone Park where we saw the geyser “Old Faithful” erupt. Then, we went on to South Dakota to survey the monument at Mount Rushmore. Along the way, we shared many delightful moments.
In a similar vein, for several years my wife and I had discussed working together rather than pursuing different careers. We made a decision, and today we’re working more closely together and loving every minute. I hope you will consider enjoying each and every moment of your life while you plan for the future. It is true, “Life is what happens when we’re planning something else.”
Are you living ... or planning to live?
Simply stated, it’s good to plan for the future, but don’t live there.
May the coming New Year be the year you live to the fullest daily.
(Tom Bush is business development director for Home Place Real Estate.)