As an ongoing effort to include more lifestyle content in addition to our amazing grooming write-ups, our article today will focus on enjoying life. How fitting as we go into the weekend!
When it comes to enjoying life, everyone has his or her own definitions. Whether your dream is to travel around the world or be the best at what you do, the idea is to make everyday a memorable one. To use the wise words of today’s generation: YOLO (You Only Live Once)!
A couple friends and I who happen to be big fans of Whisk(e)y decided to do a little get together and enjoy some fine scotch; a proper men’s night out! The date was set on a Saturday so that we could all use Sunday to recover (geniuses we are!). The goal was to each bring a bottle of our favorite scotch and do a little man vs. whisky challenge. After some proper brainstorming, it was decided that we’d make the gathering a BBQ plus whisky event.
On this doomsday, we assembled 4 bottles of fine scotch and a selection of premium cuts of meat with the addition of various potato chips. The stage was set. We kicked off the event by grilling steaks over a glass of proper beer. Once the meat was prepared, we broke the seals and poured ourselves the divine liquid. To help further set the mood, the weather was perfect, somewhere in the high 70s. We ate, drank and talked about everything. Since the gathering was set in an apartment complex, we got to make some new friends. A couple of residents came down to use the grill to cook some fish and ended up giving us some of their food while we shared some of our whisky. It was at that point when we learned a new life hack. Some of us smoke cigars in addition to drinking whisky, and our new friends recommended a light dip with the tip of the cigar in the scotch. Boy, we were amazed at the result. It’s one thing to drink whisky and compliment it with a fine cigar, but by dipping the tip of the cigar into the scotch took this experience to a whole new level! This newfound power introduced our taste buds to a smoky, sweet and savory sensation. That is one lesson I will never forget and will continue to practice!
Once the sun set, all of us gathered around the open fireplace to continue our conversation over cigars and whisky. It was at that moment when I thought to myself how wonderful everything was and how I wouldn’t trade that moment for ANYTHING in the world. The world is a big place, 7 billion people and growing. Yet, we find people who we can relate to and share our ideas and thoughts with. We are constantly busy with work, life and everything else in between. It’s hard to really slow down to enjoy the moment. Sometimes we are so busy that we forget how or what it’s like to enjoy life. Being with good friends, drinking good whisky, and smoking a good cigar made for a moment I never wanted to end. Everyone was expressing, thoughts and sharing their dreams with one another. We didn’t care about anything else that was going on. It was just good people having a good time. Everything was just perfect. That friends, was a night I will remember forever!
Now, how many of us can look back and think about times when we were truly happy? We always hear people say life is short, but how many of us take action under that notion? We are not asking you to dive headfirst and do something life changing, nope. We are not even asking you to come up with the next big idea. All we are saying is to cherish all the good things we have in our lives. As much as we look far out to find things that will satisfy us, we need to pay more attention to our surroundings. It’s more often than not, that the simple things in life can also be the greatest things in life.
We at ManPossible encourage you to find things in your life that are meaningful and to make everyday, a day that you can look back and smile with satisfaction.
Go out and YOLO!