Stop chasing rainbows…
Like many of you, between work and family, I have a pretty full schedule. From the time the alarm goes off in the morning until my head hits the pillow at night, I am constantly on the go. Talking to other friends, family, and clients this is a common theme no matter profession, family makeup, or life stage. We all are busy and constantly on the go.
Hurrying around every day from one thing to the next with a never-ending list of things to do, it can feel that we are chasing the unattainable. Sort of like chasing the end of the rainbow to get the leprechaun’s pot-of-gold. The more we chase the rainbow, the father away the end appears.
That’s because it’s an illusion. We think we want that pot-of-gold, but we’ll never get to the end of the rainbow to take it from the diminutive green-clad Irishman. So, we best slow down to reevaluate what’s truly important in our lives and what’s just a “pot-of-gold.”
For me, what’s truly important is fostering relationships with others. Not social media friends, business connections, or in-passing acquaintances. What I mean is good solid relationships with in-person conversation, shared experiences, and some human touch (I’m a hugger).
So, my call to action this month is to join me in a renewed focus on fostering relationships. This will take time and it requires being present. That requires us all to slow down and stop chasing the end of the rainbow. Reach out to old friends, spending more quality family time, or finally making good on that “let’s get together soon” promise.
If we do that, I think we’ll come to realize that we already have the real gold.
As always, keep being amazing!
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Kevin Snyder is a husband, father, and an Orange County estate planning attorney and elder law attorney. He is all about family and has a passion for educating his community. He enjoys helping people protect what matters most and inspiring them to be the best versions of themselves they can be.