“Do not count the days; make the days count.”Muhammad Ali
This week officially begins the summer season: school is out and vacations begin. My wife and I are again vacationing in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, enjoying the cool nights and quiet days. Like vacationers everywhere, there’s a tendency to relax and go with the flow – but these can also be days when much needed recharging occurs: not just cleaning up but clearing out; not just taking a walk but going somewhere; not just watching the sunsets but getting up with the sunrise. I was born in this area, so returning each summer means seeing old friends, visiting familiar spots, and rediscovering what’s important. I get to drive down the roads of my youth while also seeing things through the lens of my advancing age, to remember what it was then and how it is now. Whether you’re on vacation or on alert, make the most of your time like it’s a precious commodity to be engaged, experienced, and enjoyed. Life is good, so make the most of yours today.
Muhammad Ali (1942-2016): Boxer