Last night, after a fun splashy bath, we built towers on the floor of their bedroom. Not your average tower, but the mixed media variety. Every single kind of block we have, we threw them all in a pile and began construction. And as soon as that little boy of mine decided it was ready, he’d knock it down. Normally, I encourage this behavior because his I-just-knocked-the-tower-down-laugh is a treasure, but I heard myself saying, “Hey, we’re trying to build something here.”
That’s when it hit me, “no seriously, we’re trying to build something here.”
Like, in life.
Every day, every moment, all the challenges, the victories, the affirmations, the questions, the dreams, the lost sleep, every time we give until we have nothing left, and every second we keep going, keep living. It’s all about what we’re building.
A story. A legacy.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
-Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
Rest in Peace Steve Jobs, a true creative.