That's not how I want to live my life. It seems like such a corny cliche to say that each day is a gift, but it's true- the most important time is right now, and I don't want to let it slip away unnoticed. As much as I look forward to the big occasions that are coming up in my life, it's the little things that happen each day that make life precious, like having the kids scream "Daddy's Home!" and come running to give me hugs when I walk in the door every day after work, like the smile my wife gives me when she wakes up in the morning, like seeing the beauty of the sunrise, like that first sip of espresso in the morning. I'm trying to make a conscious effort to appreciate all the little things that make my life worth living. It's not like a New Year's resolution (even though I'm writing this in November)- it's a way of living life that I've been formulating for a while, but it's just now that I'm putting the proverbial pen to paper.
Whether anyone reads this or not doesn't really matter- I'm writing this down for my own sake. Seeing the words that I'm writing somehow make it more real to, and it helps me to sort my thoughts out when I put them into words.
So there we are- I'm off to seize the rest of my day and experience all that it has to offer!