At this point in my life, I think it’s safe to say I’m a grumpy individual; I’m overworked, underappreciated, and a nice piece of road for the metaphorical bus to hit. But, there are some points in life that just make me really very happy.
As I’ve mentioned before (albeit not recently), I am the father of a two year old girl. She’s putting us through the ringer with her tantrums, but it mellows out after a while. Well, last night while my wife was changing my daughter’s diaper for bed, she started singing. When our daughter was younger, my wife used to make up a lullaby to the tune of the go to sleep song. I don’t know the name of that song; don’t judge me! Anyway, my daughter decided she wanted to sing that song while she was getting changed. When it dawned on me what she was singing, that light bulb of recognition was beaming bright, as was the joy in my heart.
Just that one moment was enough for me to forget how much time I’ve spent on the road for work thus far, and how much more time I have ahead of me. But, as long as I keep moments like that at the forefront, then I think I’ll be okay.