Well, it is my birthday! I turn the quite impressive 4-0 today and you know what? I don't mind in the slightest!
Many people have problems with growing older. They feel like they are missing something with the number of candles on their cake. They think that since they are not young and "hip" anymore, their life is becoming meaningless.
Well, I don't know if I was ever "hip" even when I was young. I also think my life is becoming more and more meaningful as I age. Let's face it - when we are young we don't know the important things that we discover as we live. We don't know that the important things in life aren't the things that we pay for but rather, the things which happen along the way. We don't know that material things, while wonderful, don't make the difference, relationships make the difference. We don't know that grey hair is a mark of wisdom, not just age.
I am glad it is my birthday. I am also glad that I am getting older. Are there things that I thought I would have accomplished by now which I haven't? Of course. But, there are so many more things that I never imagined doing which I have done and done well.
My life is a good one!
Voice Update: Still struggling with "gunk" in my throat but still doing pretty well. I think most of the hoarseness is behind me and most of the coughing is as well.