I just returned from a beautiful family vacation in Estes Park, Colorado with magnificent views of the Rocky Mountains. We roadtripped it with our two children Calvin, 16 and Alaina, 11. We also took our two female labs, Ruthie and Zoe. It was old school all the way and I loved every minute of it.
Yeah I could have flown on a jet with my wife to Aspen, CO without the kids and lived high for a week but I chose a road trip with my kids, dogs, and my wife because it has more meaning. You see, be grateful for what you have because life is fleeting, short, treasured moments fly by in a blink of an eye.
If I would have chose to hang out with the jet set in Aspen I would never discovered the band my son was listening to, The War On Drugs. I would have never known that my daughter was the most awesome teatherball player I have ever seen. I have such gratitude in my life now and NO ONE can take that away from me, It is deep in my soul.
I encourage all of my friends, colleagues, and family to be grateful for every moment we have in this life. Gratitude is a beautiful thing.