Summer. How did it get here so fast, and why is it leaving so soon? We raced through June in anticipation of the longest daylight of the year, and all of a sudden the days are getting shorter—imperceptibly at first, but it is happening none the less. We don’t notice it because it goes slowly, and we are reveling in the wonderfulness of summer.
Still, it’s not really about the seasons—or the weather—but about what we do with the time. The seasons provide a constant reminder that things change, and time moves forward—no matter what.
A friend of mine was telling me about his brother, who always wanted to be a doctor but got caught up in life and never went to med school. His brother still wanted to be a doctor but now believed he was “too old.” He was in his 30s and was lamenting that he would be 40 before he became a doctor. My friend said something very profound to his brother: “When you are 40, you will or will not be a doctor, but you will still be 40.”
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