As many of you know I collect bad habits; cigars, wine and whisk(e)y are certainly some of my favorite vices. While my collections pale in comparison to many of my friends, they are still extensive nonetheless.
Recently I had dinner with some friends and they opened very good wine with dinner. It was an amazing night all around, but what struck me about that night with this group, as well as similar nights with other friends, is that they opened and shared everything regardless of how rare or precious it may be. There was almost no limit to what we could open and we ended that particular night with a sherry from 1931; a real treat!
I have had the pleasure of enjoying and sharing in some very good memories over the years. Most of us, myself included, usually save things for special occasions. Why is that? Don’t get me wrong, some things are worth saving, like a piece of the wedding cake for your one-year anniversary or saving a bottle of wine that was bottled the year your child was born to open on their 21st birthday. Maybe you hold onto a special bottle and wait to guess when that wine you bought will hit its peak age. The list can go on and on, but for the most part, why exactly are we saving these things? Life is short. We should enjoy it!
I have been holding on to several bottles and cigars just for that special occasion. The problem is that I have not decided what that special occasion is, there are so many possibilities! Is it when I turn 50 or 75 or 100? Is it when J2 hits a certain landmark? Truthfully, I don’t want to put unnecessary pressure on myself. Maybe the best answer is to just take all the pressure off, open some this weekend and make it a habit to start enjoying all the things I may have saved for special occasions.
Well, maybe I’ll save some of them, just in case. 🙂
What will you open this weekend to enjoy?
“We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time.”– Huey Lewis and the News