I see the signs

On the way home today, I had a quick phone call with a friend. We briefly talked about our busy weeks. Let me quickly summarize for ya: I'm exhausted. It's been a long week…and it's still just Tuesday. I hung up the phone. A Kenny Chesney song, "Young", comes on the radio – pining for the gold ol' days of youth gone by. Yeah, I'm feeling ya. Halfway through the song, I'm driving past a funeral home in Lewisville with a full parking lot.

Sometimes it's so easy to feel overwhelmed with our commitments. I need to do a better job of appreciating the time I get to spend with my wife and dogs. I need to do a better job of telling them that I love them and they're important to me. I need to do a better job telling my friends that I appreciate them. I need to be appreciating my own brief time. I need to do a better job seeing the signs, not just speeding past assuming that their all the same. They're definitely not.

Thank you to my internet friends – y'all rock. Thank you to those few people I can laugh with in person and who let me call them friends. Thank you to my d-o-g-s-es who light up when I walk into a room. And thank you to my wife. You're my best friend, and I light up when you walk into the room.

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8 thoughts on “I see the signs”

  1. It's ironic that we all work so hard to get ahead, but we never stop to enjoy what we have worked for. Thanks to you for taking time to share your life with us through blogging.

  2. That's borderline romantical dude.

    Try this for recalibrating your perspectivometer:

    Observe your dog (or cat/ferret/hamster/goldfish/infant-to-small child) for a 3-5 minute period when they don't know you're watching (sleeping doesn't count).

    Then imitate what they did for 3-5 minutes.

    Then put on your new white dinner jacket with the extra-long sleeves that fastens in the back…

  3. Oh Kevin…You've got it! As the senior of the bunch, let me impart some wisdom…do stop and love as much and as hard as you can and make a point to do it. Life really is a gift—the best one around! Today and every single day be in love. We are not guaranteed an endless supply of chances, of days, of opportunities so grab that second, that minute and squeeze the life out of it for all it's worth…You are not going to be the guy who will say "I shoulda, coulda, woulda…" about life. I just know it.

    Ps…I don't know that it's my privilege of counting myself among friends, but I surely am glad for knowing you, dude, sight unseen.

  4. PT – "friend" is hardly enough of a word. ๐Ÿ™‚

    schmed – I'll take my jacket in a large, please! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    My biggest fear was always that I would miss something, so I had to hurry. Now I'm starting to fear that I've already missed a lot for being in such a rush.

  5. I'm glad to know you, too =)

    You just reminded me of something I used to do…Thank God every day for stuff…for my husband, my family, my PC, people that walk downtown, tired children in the grocery store, changes in weather, etc, etc, etc…

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