Savor each stage

The phrase “Savor each stage” came to mind yesterday, which got me thinking.

I remember pining for romance during my sophore and junior years of college. Frequent thoughts included What’s wrong with me? Why don’t the guys whom I like and admire ask me out? Am I not desirable? Who will love and appreciate me enough to WANT to marry me? Will I ever marry? . . .

Fast forward to the very demanding years when I had an infant and/or toddlers, and the grass-is-greener thoughts crept up again: Why didn’t I just ENJOY my single years?! I should have appreciated the privilege it was to be taking interesting classes in college! I had so much freedom: I could have done any number of things if I’d just set my mind to it. (Peace Corps, road trips, world travel, etc.).

I’m grateful to be able to say that I truly savor each and every day I get to share with my beloved Erik! Time with him is pleasant, pleasurable, and very often passionate. Such good times!

That doesn’t mean I’m immune to “Things will be even better once his iSeekDiscovery software is adopted around the globe! . . . ” thoughts. However, with self-awareness and honest intention, I’m hoping Erik and I can “enjoy the journey” of making our long-term financial prosperity a reality. The grass of happiness is green under our feet, if we can ENJOY what we’re doing and what we already have.

About Shaunalei

Sometimes working toward peace is a serious business; other times it's just a whole lot of fun. I created "Peace by Piece" as a storehouse for some of my thoughts. (Aren't you lucky to have found them?!) Enjoy!
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