When we’re caught up in the hum drum of everyday life, it can be easy to get bored. Restless. To wonder when the monotony will end. To wish for a little excitement.
But you know what? When we get old(er), these are the days we’re going to look back on and wish to experience again.
I can see the truth of that statement in the drawn face of my mother-in-law as she cuddles my daughter tight, trying to dive back into life again after a month of dealing with her ailing mother-in-law.
I feel it in the wistful expressions of strangers at Target, smiling as my daughter charges down the aisle, giggling like a madwoman.
I hear it in my own mother’s voice, lonely for us as she whiles away the endless winter days, barred from visiting because of the weather.
So not to get deep on you or anything, but the next time you find yourself wishing time would just speed up, take a deep breath. Maybe three. Then look around you and try to appreciate where you are.
It’s a more beautiful place than you’d think.