We get so caught up with life that we are often wishing it away. How many times do we say “I can’t wait”.
I get a can’t wait til I’m done with school, I can’t wait til I can vote, drink, live on my own, marry, start a family. When we attain those we then can’t wait for our children to sleep thru the night, are potty trained, start school, finish school, move out.
Why do we have this rush thru life, what drives us to get to the next step.
‘We can learn a lot from young children who live for each moment. As I reflect on the eve of my oldest son’s birthday, I remember a nice summer day, he was nine or ten, he filled his water gun, took his jar of bubbles and sat under a birch tree, sending an arc of bubbles in the air and practiced his aim with his water gun. I remember thinking what fun he’s having, no worries, just living in the moment.
Life cannot always be this simple, but we should try our hardest to enjoy our happy moments and store them away in our minds to revisit when we rushed through all the times we didn’t have that luxury.
Son, I wish you a very happy birthday, and remember your moment under the birch tree when nothing else mattered but seeing how well your aim was.