Day 1,243 – Thankful for Four Simultaneous Adventures, Getting Reacquainted with Country Music, and Remembering/Rethinking the Why

For most of the day all four members of our family were each on their own adventure. As luck would have it we were all heading in different directions and each had our own adventure planned for the day. Gavin had a sleepover and a basketball tournament, Dominic had a Scout camp out, Becky was flying to Hawaii, and I was in Nashville. Each of us headed in our own directions and having our own adventures.

I absolutely love the time with my family when we are all together. I also appreciate times like this when each of us is independent enough to each go off on our own. Knowing each of us can go our own way without hesitation and knowing each of us is happy for the others’ experiences is awesome.

With that in mind, I am also thankful for the time we all are together again late next Sunday.

After our experience at the Grand Ole Opry I’ve had a couple of songs stuck in my head… all of which were played by Dustin Lynch. While getting a sweat on today in the gym I was listening to many of those songs as well as many of his others. From there I drifted into other country music I used to like back in the day. It felt good to take some time to enjoy country music again. It’s not usually my jam, but it felt good to spend some time getting reacquainted today.

This last one isn’t necessarily going to be a complete thought. Throughout the day and past few days there’s been a recurring theme focused on the “why” of what I do for a living. It’s been great to have some time thinking about why I do what I do. What is it that is truly important to me? How do I make the most significant impact in that direction? Why do I do what I do?

It’s an interesting thought process. Pausing to think about why. There are so many ways to make a living and so many reasons to live the way I do. As opposed to just defaulting to the direction that life has pulled me towards what if I looked deeper into the why. Would I do things differently? Would I do more or less in the same of other directions? The why really set the tone and I need to pay more attention to it. As one of our speakers said, “If your premise is wrong every decision afterwards will also be wrong.” Taking time to think about why is a healthy way to confirm that we’re headed in the right direction or to signal it’s time for a change. Today I’m thankful for that thought process.

Thanks!!!

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