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.


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.