Walking through downtown and shopping with my nine year old sister we saw a dish towel with the message “It’s not how many good years you have but how much good is in your years” embroidered on it. She read it aloud slowly and looked at me with her head tilted . Naturally, I began to explain the statement. As I explained it to her I thought of how it rang true. It is important to appreciate the good in our years while we are living them. Dogs have few years but they seem to have a very happy time doing what they love with who they love. Perhaps we should take a lesson from our dogs. We should savor our moments and look actively at today. Have I thanked a neighbor? Have I cut someone off in traffic? Have I told my mother all that she means to me? I am working on some of these things. Getting better every day is the idea. Take happy steps, appreciating how far you have come with each foot moving forward. Don’t get distracted by the far off finish line. You’re doing better than you think. Smile and know that you are in a good place giving your best effort and someone is appreciating all that you are. Thanks for stopping by!
Photography by Shelley Foster