On my sixtieth birthday, I told my daughter that I had three goals I wanted to accomplish in the next decade. Now exactly nine years to the day, I have no idea what any of those three were. Memory issues big time! It comes with this age, I think.
It’s been quite the decade, minus one. Plenty of highs and lows. The lows ran very deep. They almost broke me multiple times. It’s been said that surviving the tough times builds character. Damn if there haven’t been plenty of character-building moments since 2012.
Today is birthday number sixty-nine. I can’t believe we’re only three hundred sixty-five days from another big one…Seven—-don’t say it! I’m not quite ready yet.
But it could be worse. I’m still here and I’m thankful for that. There are so many that didn’t make it to this point that I don’t know how many hands it would take to make an accurate count. Even during the challenging days, you should be grateful for the opportunity that you have to make your life better….and I am….EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!!!
So I’m going to celebrate this birthday by looking forward instead of gazing over my shoulder to look back. I’m going to be thankful for what I have instead of pining for what I don’t. And I’ll try to take advantage of the next three hundred sixty-five days until I hit the big Seven….nope….not going to say it…still can’t get there yet.
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