Wednesday, August 17, 2011

in the clouds

On Saturday night, I sat down to dinner with Ryan and my parents, and the subject of the meaning of life came up. Ryan posed a question to the table, asking us what we consider life to be about. I answered first, probably because my head had been in the clouds all weekend and I had lots of time to think about it. 

I said:
to find out what you love, and find ways to do the most of whatever it is.

My dad said:
to love & to serve.

My mom said:
to enjoy the small stuff along the way.

Ryan said:
family.

What my mom said really stuck with me. Sometimes I worry that I get too concerned with moving forward, that I forget to look around at where I am. Starting this business has been a blast, but it has always been about taking the next step. I need to remember that someday I'll look back on all this and wish I looked around a little bit more.

So for today, there are no new projects on the horizon, no business ventures to research or prepare.