One of things I like most about making new friends is getting to share a fresh perspective on anything from which laundry detergent to use to having a better attitude about life.
Yesterday, as our kids played and ate lunch and watched My Little Pony, my friend Laura and I talked about things that have been on our minds – the possibility of selling a home, living in a new place, and career goals for the future. I admitted that I’ve been frustrated lately because I feel like certain aspects of life are on hold at the moment, and I’m not sure how to make the next decision to enrich my life as well as my family’s life.
What she said next is probably the best advice I’ve heard lately…
Imagine your life as a line of buckets as far as the eye can see. From beginning to end, each bucket will have something different inside it – you are born, your first day of school, you get into college and leave home, your first job, you get married, have children, buy a home. The buckets continue and each one holds something else that brings you joy in your life.
One bucket can’t possibly carry all of those things at once.
Thanks, Laura! Brilliant pearls of wisdom!
What wonderful advice have you been given lately? Is there something you often say to friends who need a little guidance? I’d love to hear.