However it happens whether we like it or not doesn’t it. There are things about aging that are kind of funny. Your eyebrows try to become pubic hair and your ear lobes decide they are cold and start sprouting small trees. It is sad to think that so many of my cells already have Alzheimers and that their default position is “if you’re on his face become a hair”.
There are things that are simply bad like your body starting to tell you things you don’t like. Mine reminds me everyady that I am no longer a weightlifter or swimmer and if I don’t sit down soon it is going to spit me out of my own mouth!
But then there are the good things that only time gives you. I have 5 of the most amazing kids in the world and they are now grown/growing up and I get to see them become amazing parents and husbands and musicians and photographers and who knows what else. I wouldn’t roll the clock back on that for anything.
I am married to the most gorgeous creature on the planet and I am only just starting ot really get to know her and love her even more. I know as we get older the best is yet to come. I wouldn’t exchange that for anything.
I have been in business long enough to know that being in business is not what makes me tick, being with people I love and serving the God I love is what makes me get up every day and it has taken nearly 50 years to figure that out well.
And probably even more importantly than all of that I have real purpose in my life now that I didn’t have at 20, 30 or 40. I woke up this morning and my first thought was: “God, the next 30 years of my life need to count for a lot more than the first 50. Help me make a difference in the lives of more people, help me be You to them and build up those who are weak, bring peace to those who are tormented and freedom to those in chains”.
So Happy Birthday to me and I pray YOU have a great day today full of love, passion and purpose!