I’ve has a lot of somedays. Especially recently it seems. Lot’s going on around me, and most of it is self-created. The distractions have gotten in the way of my somedays. When I saw this quote, I knew I needed to see it and let it sink in, since it was obviously just meant for me. ;-)
I have been spending a large portion of most of these summer days just putting things off since I’ve been doing other things. Since we got our new puppy, things have been a little crazy or maybe I should say different around our house. This is our first dog – ever! My wife and I did not grow up with dogs at all in our lives. Our daughter has been begging for one ever since I can remember. Well, after a combined 140 years of not owning a dog (our ages combined for our family of 4), we got one in June.
It sure makes life more interesting, that’s for sure. I’ve always been against getting a dog because of the money and the time involved. I guess I had to look at it differently since there is more to life than just the things I’ve been focused in on. This takes the focus off of me and puts it onto something else that depends on me. It is something bigger than just myself. We as a family get to rally around and be a part of something that we all can do together and Kirby helps to bring us together more than we realized we could be. He’s a difference maker with me and my family from the first time we saw him.
But, like I said – there have been distractions. I’ve been the one getting up with him every morning early and we have connected because of it. So there are things that I have not been able to work on or spend time on that I really want to do. Throughout the day as well, it’s been up to me to take care of him and do the things that have to be done. I’ve tried not to complain as I’m grateful that I have the time to be able to help him and our family out with this important investment. It’s taken me awhile to realize that I simply need to re-allocate my time a little bit. The time I have is more valuable now as this is a repeated lesson throughout my life that I needed to be reminded of. I think it’s a lesson for everyone else too.
My somedays have to be brought into being todays. My wife and I watched a news story the other night about a wealthy guy who was attending all of these different sporting events at the age of I think 55. He had the means to do it and he said that he had a lot more yesterdays than he had tomorrows left in his life. My wife and I looked at each other. We know that is true and a very good statement to think about and then do something about. Actually looking at the fact that we did get our first dog helped us with this thought too. I’ve heard this lesson brought up many times in my life. It’s time to really take my somedays and make them part of my todays.
So as I get back into my blog postings, my podcasts, starting my book(s), my leadership lessons, classes and workshops, getting ready for another basketball season, another school year and to keep learning all I can about taking care of a dog – along with helping my family to realize that this statement is for them too, it’s time for my todays to connect with my somedays. How about you?