Memorial Day weekend is coming up. Last year, I asked a group of men outside a local coffee shop if they enjoyed it and was surprised by the answers I received. One man blurted out “Yep!” Another commented, “Yeah, we had fun,” and an older gentleman–about 75–said, “I enjoy every day.”
Those words stuck in my mind. I felt his sincere appreciation for being alive today and every single day. He was basking in the early morning sunlight and having coffee talk with his friends.
Most of us enjoy Fridays, the weekend, and holidays but do we enjoy each and every day?
- What relationships and activities do I enjoy each day?
- Do I plan my schedule with simple enjoyments each day?
- Do I express gratitude for the little joys of each day?