Oh birthday week. Yelp, I had a birthday this week. Its always an interesting time for me. There seems to always be a little drama around this time for some reason and then the birthday blows in and out. Another year gone.
Birthday’s change as you get older. I remember when I was a kid that the only thing better than birthday was Christmas. Yes, I would receive gifts and that was always fun but I also remember the parties. They were so much fun. Since I was a young’un I have always gotten a big ole cookie for my birthday. This year was no different. My daughter made me cookies and that is even more special. Call me a cookie monster.
What’s in a birthday? I turned 43 years old. I remember clearly when a 20yr old was real old. I mean like real old. I am more than double that now. Birthdays give you another chance to look at your life and try and put things in perspective. I am clearly over halfway done in this life. That’s a little humbling. I think physically I am pretty good shape but my body is slowly starting to break down. So no matter how healthy I want to be father time is creeping up on me.
My eye sight is dwindling, my foot is having issues and my back hurts a little more. It’s not fun getting older or is it?
I look back at the last 43 years and they have been quite something. I came in with a blast weighing in over 10lbs in which I was immediately put on a diet, just kidding. It’s not been the easiest of lives but it’s the one I have. I have the greatest of friends and family. I serve at an awesome Chapel and have been afforded many opportunities that most would not. I work for a great company and have some amazing co-workers…kinda.
I have been hurt by my share of people and I have hurt my share. To that I apologize sincerely. You never want to go through life with anything other than a wake of goodness and kindness. Looking back, my wake is a bit broken during certain times. For that I promise to make the future better. I told you all that 2018 was a game-changer for me and it has not let me down. I am super excited to see what the rest of the year holds. Bottom line… 43 ain’t looking so bad after all.