I think about the celebration the previous year, who attended, where it was, and what’s occurred over the past 365 days.
365 days sounds like a lot. Or a little. Depending on your perspective.
I’ve heard people say they wish time would slow down.
I’ve even said it myself regarding the cute age my daughter is and the adorable things she’s doing and learning.
But we don’t really want time to slow down. Or at least we shouldn’t.
I’m learning to appreciate each phase and each season more and more.
Maybe it’s increasing wisdom that comes with increasing age.
More likely it’s perspective.
I’ve seen what can happen when development slows down.
Buddy is 15 months old but according to the average of his therapists evaluations, he’s more like a 5.5 month old.
So I’ve lived time slowed down.
I think we would all prefer to have change, even if it’s small.
That’s what keeps us interested and motivated in life.
If things are good, we work to make them better. If things aren’t good, we work to make them better.
In the end, we don’t need time to slow down and we don’t need to rush either.
We simply need to appreciate where we are in each moment, each phase, each season.
We need to enjoy it because it’s never going to come again.
It’s all going to keep changing – for better or for worse.
So let’s take today for what it is and go out and live it to its fullest.
And be thankful that we have the opportunity to do so!