Satisfyingly spent from a long day’s work alongside friends and family, we sat on the porch steps enveloped in the quiet of the evening, sipping wine and talking under Orion’s gaze.
We reflected on all the curious and sometimes puzzling threads that had brought us to being the people we are today, living these fulfilling lives of ours and feeling like we’re right where we belong.
Try as me might to project our hopes and dreams forward onto the future, the truth is life really only makes complete sense to us in reverse. We simply have to trust our hearts and keep walking forward into the unknown, living and loving in this moment as best we possibly can.
Returning home, I was prompted to revisit the famous commencement speech that Steve Jobs gave at Stanford not long before his death.
He talks about connecting the dots of his own unique journey, about the profound value he found in both love and loss alike, and about the importance of keeping the shortness of life ever in mind as we make choices and forge our own way.
“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
What could you adjust, either inside or out, to make your today and your tomorrows just a little more ‘Yes-worthy’?
Make this week magnificent!