When I was a kid and wasn’t enjoying some activity or family function or whatever, I would wish that it would be over. My mother, may she rest in peace, used to say, “You’re wishing your life away.” As a kid, I didn’t realize how important that was. Now, I’d love to have some of those moments back that I “wished away” as a kid.
I’m not a huge country music fan, but there’s a song by Trace Adkins that sums up what I’m saying here. The song is called, “You’re Gonna Miss This” and the lyrics say it better than I can:
You’re gonna miss this
You’re gonna want this back
You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you’re gonna miss this
If you have a couple of minutes watch the video:
And when you find yourself “wishing away” your life, remember — you’re gonna miss this.
To your happiness!