Today was one of those days when everything went well at work. We had been planning for an important visit since last spring and the visit went very well. The visitor was impressed and offered words of praise and encouragement. This was a day that, for all intents and purposes, should have been highly uplifting.
However….. our visitor had been gone less than ten minutes when I was already back to the daily grind – working my way through a paperwork pile-up that had occurred as a result of my taking the day with our visitor.
Once I was home and had an opportunity to reflect on my day, I realized that I had made a mistake. When the visitor left and we knew it was a good visit, this was my cue to take a few moments, or even more than a few moments, and be thankful, celebrate, and express my gratitude. Instead of pausing and enjoying a significant moment of accomplishment, I was already focused on a myriad of new tasks. This is not healthy – this is not right.
Today, 141 days ’til 40, I strive to remember to pause and enjoy the moments of accomplishment – it is important to acknowledge them.