I dug up this quote my brother sent me a long time ago. It is from the television show The Wonder Years, which depicted a gentle, nostalgic look at Baby Boom youth and adolescence.
Growing up happens in a heartbeat.
One day you’re in diapers; the next day you’re gone.
But the memories of childhood stay with you
for the long haul.
I remember a place…a town…a house
like a lot of houses…
A yard like a lot of other yards…
On a street like a lot of other streets.
And the thing is…After all these years,
I still look back…with WONDER.
I consider myself blessed that when I look back on my own childhood, I also look back in wonder. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I come to the end of it, that same wonder will have weaved it’s way through my entire life story. I don’t want Adultitis to gloss over the wonderful things that life has to offer. These wonderful things are missed when we are moving so fast that we miss the smile from a stranger. They’re missed when we stop dreaming big, stop asking “why?” and stop taking time to just “be.” Slow down. Make the most of the time you have with your friends and family. I know, it’s a tired cliche, but the joy and wonder of life is hidden in the little things.
Don’t miss them.