Two days from now I will be 60 years old. Old enough I think to be considered a “senior” but not “old” (I hope).
I can’t claim to have aged as well as my sweetie Susan, she takes better care of herself I suppose.
A get-together with friends looms, as does an opportunity to give a short speech. But there is so much to say.
Arriving at sixty itself is such a gift. If I hadn’t received the gift of kidney transplant 31 years ago, I would have missed out decades of life, the birth of my son, travel, and so many terrific friends. I am so grateful to that family for their amazing gift.
I feel so wealthy. The wealth of having people in my life. I have amazing friends and wonderful family. I have peace in my life and my days are filled with contentedness mainly.
As I look down on the plethora of plastic flamingos on my lawn, I will be counting my blessings. This birthday for me is a milestone, not because of the years of my life, but because of the blessings of my life and the gathering of family and friends.
Looking back and looking forward also- Get ready to sing! 1, 2, 3. Happy Birthday….