Think about the best memories you had as a kid with your family. Maybe it was a certain vacation, or something as simple as the perfect afternoon playing catch with your dad.
Maybe you remember helping to make dinner, or a time where you roughhoused with your pops and laughed until your sides hurt.
Sometimes as we get older those memories are few and far between. It’s easy to get caught up in the motions of the day to day between work and life and we forget to make those memories. Not only can we still make memories for ourselves, but every day we are given the opportunity to make the memories that will live on in our children forever.
As I have gotten older I have had the misfortune of seeing the reality that any day could be your last. We worry so much about tomorrow, that it’s easy to lose sight of today.
When I think back of the memories I have of my family it’s just like yesterday. I can still taste the ocean air from family beach trip’s 25 years ago, I still remember the feeling in my stomach when my grandfather and I built a box car and rode it down the hill on his backyard, I remember how proud I felt making soup for my grandmother, and I remember my mom taking me to Disney world.
Let this stand as a reminder that every day we have the opportunity to make the memories that form our legacy. We have the opportunity to make the memories that will live on in our absence, but more importantly our lives are not over either. We can share those memories with our loved ones and know from our own experience that even an afternoon, putting off work just to play ball can make all the difference in our child’s life.