Mark Twain said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
None of us can remember the day we were born, even though it represents 50% of the most important days of our life, but hopefully, the other 50% is a day you will never forget.
This “day” represents the reason why you may have been put on this Earth, and whatever that reason is, it something you should keep working to get better at every day.
The reason I am bringing this topic up, and why the quote resonated with me, is because this “day” feels as if it’s getting closer. As life has progressed and the years have gone by, it seems that every few years I hit that “day”where I found out why I think I am here.
In 2005, I thought it was the day I received my first chiropractic adjustment and shadowed Dr. Grossman, which inspired me to become a chiropractor. I now wake up every day feeling excited to improve lives through chiropractic and leave every night feeling fulfilled about the changes that occurred throughout the day.
In 2007, I thought it was the day I met at a restaurant the woman who is now my wife and who has become the greatest complement and partner in my life. It is amazing how someone so different yet so similar can be such a huge drive for me and can be someone who I would do anything in my life for.
And now, in 2015, I am only days away from the point when my first child comes to this Earth and becomes part of my family. To me, this may be the moment and day when I realize my “why”for being put on this Earth. The excitement of creating an extension of yourself and your loved one, and bringing this person to the world, is something that is driving me more than anything. In 2005 and 2007, I thought those were the days when I found my “why,”but now I am emotional just thinking about this moment that is only a couple days away.
There are so many things I am excited for about having my daughter, but the most important thing I look forward to is being a leader and mentor to her as she grows in this world and sees how amazing it is. Opportunities and experiences are abundant, and my vision for her is that she will see it all, while somehow leaving her own legacy and making an impact.
As I type this, she is rolling, pushing, and kicking in my wife’s belly, excited to join all of us in this world.
For me, this day will be the one when I find out my “why,”and I am committed more than anything to being the best father any child could ask for.
Besides your birth, what was the 2nd most important day of your life, the day you found out your “why”?