Right now I’m sitting in our hotel room in Fort Lauder-dale, FL! It is ridiculous! In fact, I’m staring at the ocean out of our window! It’s incredible!
Up to this point in my life, God’s been very good to me. I’ve been privileged to get to go to some pretty cool places. Bar Harbor, Maine, Africa, Peru, Costa Rica, New York City, any many others.
What I didn’t tell you was that until I was 19 years old, the only place I had gone out of state was Disney World when I was 7 years old. I never really thought I’d get the opportunity to travel. A lot of my friends growing up got to travel a lot and to a lot of really cool places. I didn’t.
To be honest though, I never once thought I missed out on anything growing up and not having the same opportunities my other friends had. I loved my childhood. I’d argue that I had a better childhood than anyone! I loved every second of it. I just loved life. As a result, I have thousands of wonderful memories of growing up.
So what’s my point? This:
It’s not where you go or what you have that makes you have a rich and awesome life. It’s who you’re with, it’s what you do with what you have, and it’s where you are that matters.
Now that I’ve traveled a bit, my life is no different. I still have to choose to enjoy the journey. I have to choose to make memories. I still love my life just as much as I did when I wasn’t traveling or doing “cool” things.
Make the most of your life right now. Quit wishing you got to go everywhere everyone else does, you had everything everyone else has, etc. None of that really matters.
All that matters is who you’re with and the memories you intentionally choose to make.
If you’ll get that, it won’t matter if you’re in a dessert or Hawaii, you’ll enjoy your life more than you ever have!