Saturday, January 30, 2010

Birthday Randomness

- How old am I? One day older than I was yesterday.

- I’m feeling loved today, in part because of all the birthday greetings from Facebook friends. Wow, they remembered. Of course they remembered, there’s a reminder on every page; but they took a moment to send a note and that makes me happy.

- A couple of friends sent me email, ecards and a couple sent real cards too. Even better!

- I recently ran into a friend I hadn’t seen in over a year. He said, “you look younger every time I see you.”

- Some people fear aging because of potential physical, mental and emotional losses. I’m not all that worried about those things. One of my biggest fears is not having a clear plan for the next phase of my life. I’ve hit so many of my earlier goals that I didn’t stop to make new ones for later.

- Some co-workers gave me a cake yesterday … four candles (one for each decade, right?) … the kind of candles that keep relighting themselves.

- My favorite birthday present ever was the coffee cup pictured with this post. My mother gave it to me when I turned 40.

- Many people my age long for how things used to be. They grow bitter and become reluctant to change. I long for how things could be. I’m ready for big sweeping changes in my life. I continue to be a crazy optimist; a realistic one too. I can make dreams come true for me and for friends.
My view on this matter is a bit myopic and idealistic but I can back up my claims.

- I just got a birthday lick from one of my Border Collies.

- It is snowing outside my window right now. I’m going to stop writing and go play in it. You’re never too old to play in the snow.

2 comments:

elizinashe said...

great post Bernie! hope you've had a great birthday & I expect to see some pics from your snow adventure!

Bernie said...

Thanks eliz. It was better than expected. Check the Middletown blog for a couple of pics and your email for others.