Reno is the halfway point from Bend to my wife’s parents. So last night we stopped and stayed in a cheap hotel and left the boys while Suzanne and I went out on the town.
I love being with Suzanne, no matter what we do. But I had a hard time enjoying myself while we spent our pre-determined $20 each (no more and no less). On my run today I realized what I don’t like about it. It’s not for religious reasons. It is the “just one more spin” feeling that overcomes you.
If we are always looking for the next big thing we don’t enjoy the moment. Some might say the enjoyment comes when you win. But that is short lived and actually feeds the misconception of “just one more.”
The best way to live is to enjoy what you have right now, no matter if it is little or much.