Make some memories

This is a guest post from Paul Merrill.

Photo by Paul Merrill of Shiny Bits of LifeSaturday.

For those of us who work Monday through Friday, Saturday is a precious day. It’s the only day we can knock a few things off that everlasting to-do list.

So a few weeks ago, my son asked me to spend a Saturday with him at the Buffalo Bill Longboard Race. I thought of that to-do list. And then I said yes to my son.

We had a great time. I promise that both of us will remember that Saturday far longer than we would have remembered what we may have accomplished instead.

My dad did the same thing for me, several times. We loaded up the old VW van and headed off for college. The four-hour journey gave us plenty of time to share stories and even get a little deeper than normal life would have allowed. We stopped at an old oil derrick that I climbed. (What an awesome view!)

And I treasure that memory.

Think of ways you can make a longer-lasting choice. And do it.

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  4 comments for “Make some memories

  1. May 30, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Thanks Paul for this beautiful post. I am all the time tidying up the house, but you know, it never ends! So might as well let it lie and go play with the kiddos!

    • May 30, 2011 at 9:32 am

      Thanks for the opportunity to guest post, Elizabeth!

      Note to self – it’s time to step away from my computer and go hang out with the kids.

  2. tim gier (@timgier)
    June 2, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Make some memories – http://bit.ly/kHUcon – Put that to-do list aside…

  3. Shane
    June 3, 2011 at 7:05 am

    You’re a good dad, Paul. Thanks for encouraging the rest of us.

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