A couple of days ago, a good friend of mine, who lives in another city, called and suggested we drop everything and fly to New York City. He thought a spur-of-the-moment trip would be a great way to celebrate my birthday — and his!
(We were both born on December 9 — just a few years apart.)
Immediately, I thought, "I love New York! I really, really love New York!"
I wanted to jump up and down and say, "Yes, yes, yes! Let's go!"
Instead, I offered up a dozen reasons why I couldn't get away. The normal stuff - work, holiday parties, work, Christmas shopping, work. But, my friend accepted none of it.
He simply reminded me how much I love New York. Then he reminded me that we've been trying to celebrate our birthdays together for years. Then, he reminded me again how much I love New York!
I always "preach" that it's a good idea to take things as they come, go for the gusto, seize the day! But, when my own schedule is especially busy, I have to force myself to do that.
But not this time. Some opportunities are simply too good to pass up. Taking a bite of the Big Apple today — on my birthday — is one of them!