Jennie Ridyard
2 minute read
1 Nov 2021
8:31 am

Counting down the days as we get older

Jennie Ridyard

The best thing we can do, I said, is try to live each day not like it’s your last, but like it’s the first day of the rest of your life.

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"The average life only has 4,000 Saturdays,” said my son in the car the recently. “I don’t want to waste any more of them.” It was, fittingly, a Saturday. We were driving cross-country to visit the grandparents he hasn’t seen in two years. Lockdown, life, and living far away got in the way of such things, but we had this one Saturday available, so we cleared the decks of other commitments, grabbed the opportunity and took to the road. For me it was about that drive with him more than anything. I know that some of the best conversations happen...