Yesterday was Meaghan’s (my wife) birthday. It was a great day to remember how lucky I am to have married such a beautiful younger woman.
But it also reminded me of something that maybe we can all learn from Meaghan.
For those of you that don’t know, Meaghan is retired (meaning she stays home with our kids).
Since very early on in our marriage (and probably before that) she knew she was going to stay home with the kids. She just knew she was meant to raise kids.
There is a lot of power in knowing something like that.
If someone had offered her a high paying job, she would have said no.
It wouldn’t matter what the offer was, she knew what she should be doing.
That kind of clarity is hard to come by. Most of us spend our time bouncing from idea to idea, unsure of our path.
So, what is the lesson here (besides “be more like Meaghan”)?
If you don’t have that kind of clarity around your purpose, get it.
Talk to others and ask them.
Read books and see what they have to say.
Spend some quiet time searching for the answer.
It will be worth it.
Make it a great day.