I sometimes think/say, I just wish I could fast forward life to be [insert number of years] from now. Then I would have [insert money/children/success/stability/etc].
In my continuous journey to be more mindful and purposeful, I remind myself of Adam Sandler’s movie “Click.”
“You are fast forwarding your life so fast, I am just waiting for you to arrive,” says an angel.
In the grand scheme of things, I don’t miss out on the little moments of watching my cat fall off the bed, locking my car keys in my car in my own garage, talking on the phone to an upset friend, solving a problem at work, figuring out a Starbucks coffee sleeve will keep my (then) 4 month old niece busy for long periods of time, the ONE time Dashing delivered me a bouquet of flowers for my birthday, or dreaming of how to decorate a future nursery (in distant future). If I had Sandler’s universal remote and fast forwarded through the tough years of Dashing’s residency, I would have missed all of the things above and more.
Remember to live your life as it is now. If you’re here, be here. Success/family/money/or whatever it is will mean nothing if you didn’t make sacrifices and work hard to get there. It’s the journey, not the destination that is important.