Last Saturday, while Octoberfest shut down my market in Hickory, I took a walk down the beach to look for friends. I never found the friends I set out looking for but I found seventy-five others with whom to share the collective awe of what turned out to be one of the most beautiful sunrises ever. Pre-coffee, after a poor night’s sleep, but still the grin on my face grew. We shared a moment-me and these seventy-five would be friends-the gasps and exclamations, the smiles and knowing looks and kind comments. Talking to strangers about the beauty with which we began today, I knew-again-what bliss was.
I savored the moment. I actually stopped just to breath it in-to seal it in my memory for darker times. Because dark is just part of the light. You need the contrast to recognize the light. Darkness really steps up your light appreciation game. I get it. Moments are all we have, so creating them is the ideal course of action.
And so you have to say “yes”. Even as you worry, at least a little, about money, the farm, retirement, etc. ad nauseum, you have to prioritize “yes”. Because as David says, the more you say “yes”, the more adventures you’ll have. And those adventures become moments, and those moments become memories.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.