Every single day, I have more to do than I have hours available (forget whether or not they are “waking” hours – that’s no longer a factor that determines whether or not something gets done!). Some people feel frustrated by that feeling of never getting ahead, and once in a while, I do stop and wonder if I’ll ever feel rested again. However, I primarily see my life as so full right now that I never have to look far in any direction to engage in some fulfilling activity. Everywhere I turn, I am surrounded by the opportunity to do something that I love, and very often it is for or with people that I love. Minor irritants may occur, perhaps even daily, but they are just reminders that I am living a real life, not chasing a dream that may end suddenly.
I am already looking forward to sharing my love of the outdoors and my gardening adventures with my son in the coming years. And I also realize that times of abundance come and go, as do times of grief and need. Whatever the future may hold, I have to capture this year in my memory, and take a little time now to marvel in the wonder of its goodness.