As I approach a career transition, I am inspired by a rustic, wooden sign on the wall above my favorite chair. It reads, “And to think, some of life’s best stories haven’t even begun.”
When looking back on my career accomplishments, I am filled with a deep sense of satisfaction. I’ve been fortunate to be part of several stellar teams, and I”m grateful for the talented people I’ve met along the way. I’m also thankful for the teamwork that has allowed us to make a difference in the lives of so many people.
Sometimes it is tempting to rest upon one’s laurels. But I quickly brush away those thoughts because they conflict with my long-held belief that my best days are yet to come.
I fondly remember the good old days, and I also eagerly anticipate all that the future holds. Yet, I prefer to live in neither the past nor the future. I purposefully choose to focus on the vast abundance that surrounds me today. I am mindful of the countless blessings and opportunities that sometimes I’ve taken for granted.
As Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
My past holds few regrets. The present is a gift to be experienced to its fullest. And the future is filled with abundant opportunities.
The best is yet to come! Today, though, I pause to express my deepest gratitude to God, family, friends, and coworkers for enriching my life.