Don’t be misled by the title. This post is not about our “golden years.” It is about the kind of day I had today. More specifically, it is about the kind of day I chose to have today. I believe we can all choose to have golden days.
I could easily have chosen to finish cleaning the boat, thinking that I would have time to sail later. But when would “later” be. Today? Next week? Would I have ideal sailing weather “later”? So “later” became “now.”
After my sail I went for a drive with Mrs. P. We were looking at horse trailers to use with our Personal Ponies volunteer work. (I will write more about this later but you can follow the link now if you are curious.) That was fun also, adding to the enjoyment of the day. In the past I probably would have let Mrs. P go by herself. She is the horse expert while I am the horse know-nothing. But this was a golden opportunity to spend time together, working toward a shared goal that will enrich our future.
Something else influenced my thinking today. The death of Steve Jobs, a slightly younger man than me, has been on my mind. I read his Stanford commencement address. I thought about his reminder that we should try to live each day as if it might be our last.
You should read and consider Jobs’ words yourself. Then, when you have the good fortune to recognize and choose a “golden day” as I did today, maybe you will.
That would be good, don’t you think?