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This morning, as I was leaving for work, my daughter Maris told me that she was going to go to the window to watch me leave.  This is not the first time that she, or any of the other three for that matter, have done this; but for some reason this morning it really touched me.  Seeing all four of my children at the dining room window, waving goodbye to me and telling me that they love me made me realize (not that I have not realized this before, but) a few things.  One, how proud I am of them and how proud I am to be their father.  Secondly, it made me realize that these moments are short lived, that before I know it, they will no longer be coming to the window to wave goodbye, they will either have other things going on, or even worse, they will be out of the house.

In life, things happen so quickly, that before you know it, things are gone.  If you blink, you miss out on your opportunity to cherish the small things.  But that is just life, you need to slow down and cherish the small things, before they are no longer there.

The same thing can be said about your career, or your company, just about anything.  You really should take the time to relish in the accomplishments, share in the camaraderie of launching a new product, enjoy every moment of your career and the things you share with those around you.  After all, you spend at least a third of your days (at least the work week) with the people around you, take the time to enjoy them and all that you do, because before you know it, those small things too will pass and you may have missed out on some really important things.

Life is short, get as much out of it as you can.  You get one shot at it, make it count.



  1. Amen Brother! I agree totally. I have a little girl and it is always the small things that get ya. She is my life and I rue the day that I will have to give her away at her wedding. Not sure I could let her go.

  2. Well said. They are all so sweet, and I can’t believe how time is flying on by…Grif & Pippy approaching two already….seems so fast.

  3. @SilentJay,
    I have 3 girls, so imagine my situation 😉
    Yeah, I cannot believe they are both almost 2? Where has the time gone?

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