We never know when it will be the last time.  The last time we get up at 2 a.m. to feed a baby.  The last time we give our child a bath.  The last time we read a book together.  The last time we tie their skates before a hockey game.  The last time we have tea with a special person.  The last time we travel or walk or run or remember.

So in the meantime, we have to treat each time like it’s everything.

As hard as it is to pull our minds back into focus and engage in the here and now, we must try.

And we must remember that the end of one story is the beginning of another.  New miracles and milestones and hopes and dreams.

It’s the last Monday of the decade.  How many lasts have we had in the last ten years?  And how many firsts will we have in the next ten?

Our only insurance against regret is taking action on our goals and enjoying the journey along the way.  The first times.  The last times.  And all the times in between.

As you turn the page and start a new chapter, what are you grateful for?  What are your goals?  Which habits would you like to change and which would you like to strengthen?  In a few days it will be a new month, a new year and a new decade.  What will you do with all your fresh beginnings?  There’s a first time for everything.