Five days out of seven, we're waiting for something else to happen in the future, and we don't take advantage of the day that we hold in our pocket. Have you ever had someone ask what you did last week--or even yesterday--and had trouble coming up with an answer? You probably wouldn't have had any problem at all if your time were spent on something meaningful for you.Thad and I were actually talking about something similar to this yesterday. It was late morning and I wanted to go to a craft show at a church in town - but I really didn't want to go alone. I asked him to go with me and without even one complaint he said sure. We had such a nice time out doing something different and he commented about how we used to go do random things out and about like this on weekends, but haven't in so long. It just made me realize that it's another step in getting my life back.
I've had a lot of early mornings this past week and have enjoyed getting a lot done around the house, getting shopping done, working out and still having time for getting together with friends, reading a book, etc. I think of so many days this past year that I spent without much on my agenda beyond working out and reading - and while I definitely can enjoy spending time doing 'nothing', I realize I'm a happier person when I'm doing something - just has to be a balanced something, not the insanity that was my life while running a business.
Last night we had friends over for dinner and while talking about what I want to do in the future (or perhaps the not quite knowing what I want to do is more accurate), I came to the realization that this past year has truly been a process of time I needed (desperately!) and I finally feel like I'm coming out of the clouds and making a new life. Of course I'm still figuring that part out, but it's nice to see some clear skies for a change :)
And so today I am thankful for time - and valuing it in many ways. I resolve to be proactive daily that doing meaningful things each day, no matter how small they may be, is truly living every moment of my life instead of letting it pass by waiting for something else to come.