Saturday, August 14, 2010

The 40th Year

I was digging through some old stuff of mine.  Seems I do that more and more lately....and I found this that I wrote on turning 40.

1)     Make sure that the people you love know you love them.  It’s never too late.  Make it a habit.  Don’t take their presence in your life for granted.
2)    Read—one new book a month.  Doesn’t matter what it is—just read.
3)    Watch one sunrise and one sunset—not just on your way to or from work.    Make a plan and do it.  Stop.  And watch.
4)    Buy the shoes you really want.
5)    Keep a journal.  Write it down.  Some day, memories will be all that’s left.
6)    Travel—go someplace you’ve never been--and take the kids.  You will create a memory that lasts a lifetime.
7)    Stay home and appreciate it.
8)    Go barefoot.  Remember barefoot?  Cool grass.  Warm sidewalks.  Mud.  Sand. 
9)    Be creative.  Make something.  Anything.  And put your name on it.
10)  Thank God for your 1001 reasons to be happy.

So?  From 40 to 50, how'd I do?

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