Serving You: from a really late lunch and a begging dog.
I’ve had several mom figures throughout my life, which has been SUCH A BLESSING!! Uniquely all three of them start with J’s so I like to think I’m starting a trend here! I go to each one any time a big decision is happening and I trust their advice like no one else’s. While they are there to help with the big stuff, some of the most influential lessons I learned from them were just in day to day life. One specifically has recently been on my mind given that my life is in a place where a LOT of big changes are about to happen I wanted to share this concept because it can be applied throughout your life!
The idea is pretty simple. I keep this idea in my mind ever since that casual dinner at my second Mom's house where the concept first came to my attention. She said...
“Ya know, you’ll learn that most of your life is pretty average. You go to work, you have a routine and that’s that. So because most of your life goes this way you HAVE to get really excited about all of the good stuff and take the time to really feel your way out of the not so good stuff.”
Celebrate the highs, learn from the downs and really be present in those moments! Until I heard these words spoken I didn’t really take the appropriate time needed in either the highs or the lows. Now I bring all of my energy to the surface when something goes good in my life or in a family or friends’ life. I make a point to take the time to get my closest friends together and CELEBRATE! Life passes too quickly and we have to take time to recognize these landmarks and I hope you take time to recognize too!