I was asked an interesting question this past week:
After thinking about this for several days, I must say that life has gone well and fairly fast for me to be at or near retirement age, but I have been blessed. I have had good work, a good family, and good friends. I feel pleased about the way my life has turned out.
A friend and mentor once told me he had designed his life around incremental change. He worked extremely hard at his chosen field for 10 – 15 years, then switched direction, worked very hard on another field for 10 – 15 years, and then did it again. I can attest to his making this happen and his success.
My life has turned out differently than I had imagined, but looking back, I see similarities to my friend and mentor in my life. I have switched career paths a couple of times and have the ups and downs of living. Each time I come out and look back, things were good and better. Now I am in the next phase of life, looking to make it good!
This exercise has helped me be more thankful – How about you?