This week the cosmos aligned and a dear friend's funeral and my birthday were a day apart--both events that normally cause me to pause and reflect on my life.
My friend was a wonderful, giving person who died much too soon. He had been able to retire younger than many people, and was able to fill his days with activities of his own choosing--usually helping people and volunteering at his church.
I don't have the luxury of retiring, but I can make different choices that will make life more enjoyable. I want to spend more time with my husband, kids and grandkids. I want to have lunch with just my mom and me at least once a week. I want to have friends over more often, and simplify my schedule to spend more time doing what I want to do.
Change won't happen overnight, but it has already started.
What changes do you want to make to increase your joy? The time to start is now.