Christmas eve, 2019. This is a photo I will cherish forever. It was a magical evening. My twins were 2 years old, and bubbling over with excitement for Christmas and an outing, all in one. We looked at lights, ate ice-cream, ran around and took photos. The evening culminated in an awe-inspiring light and music show that was truly great.
The girls fell asleep in the car on the way home, and we ended up having our Christmas eve dinner on the garage floor before carrying them up to bed.
What we didn’t know was that two months later, we wouldn’t be able to go out again. Not for a very long time. We had no idea that a sneaky, horrid little virus was making its way towards us, getting ready to change things forever.
You may wonder why I’m sharing this with you. Well, I guess it’s because I learned something from all this. With every pang of sadness I get, looking at photos like this, I am reminded that everything we have is temporary. Thank goodness I lived in the moment and soaked up all the joy that night. But what about all the moments we take for granted or aren’t present for… and then they are over and irreplaceable?
My point is this. If you have an idea, a desire, a longing to do something, then do it. If your business needs you to show up, to market, to write, to post, to take pictures, do it. If you have an idea for a book, or a business, or a proposal, go with it. You never know what tomorrow may bring. The chance to act on your dreams may disappear for a while, or have to be changed completely.
So do the things. Work hard, act on your passions and eat that ice cream!