It made me think about what I would like to have on my life's "highlights reel" (and by "highlights reel, I do NOT mean this. Or this.).
I mean - what do I want to look back on, and be proud of, in my life?
Obviously, the "big events". My wedding day. The births of my kids. Their first steps, and their first words. And of course all the big stuff still to come: my kids' wedding days, the births of my grandchildren...
I imagine work stuff will come into it too. A new client? A promotion? A great performance review from my boss? I know these things make my day (even my month), but will they really be included in my life's "highlights reel"? Probably not. But what might make my reel is the enjoyable moments I have at work. Going for lunch with a few colleagues and talking work politics. Someone telling me my coaching made a big difference in their life. Telling my mentor how much she means to me, how much I admire her, and seeing this strong, amazing woman with tears in her eyes because no-one's ever said that to her before.
It's the same with my family. It's the little moments that will be my favourite highlights. Playing peek-a-boo and giving (and receiving) zerberts. Tickle-fights. The silly songs my son makes up. I know there will be many more of these moments, and I wish I could record them so I could play them back later.
Of course I would also include the time spent with my husband, extended family, or good friends. Enjoying a glass of wine after we've put the kids down to bed. A romantic getaway to Whistler while my mom kindly looks after the kids. Surprising my friend at the nail spa so we could squeeze some time together into our busy lives. Camping trips, beach days, aquarium visits, living-room dancing, cottage weekends... these will all be on there. Having a clean house? Probably not. Fitting into my pre-pregnancy jeans? Nope. Don't get me wrong - it's a good feeling. But it won't make my reel.
So... what's on your "highlights reel"?