On November 27th I’ll turn 62!
As I reflect on my life, here are three important things I’ve learned about life.
Life Flies By Really, Really Fast
Growing up my parents always talked about how fast life goes by. But, of course as a little kid, you never felt that way. But now….62 years later, it’s hard to believe I’m turning 62. Just saying the words “I’m 62,” and hearing them come out of my mouth - doesn’t seem possible.
It’s hard to believe my dad is 88
It’s hard to believe I graduated from high school 44 years ago
It’s hard to believe I have a daughter 37, a son 35, and a son 30
It’s hard to believe I’m a grandparent (which I never wanted to become but now that I am one, I love it)
This is why I want to live my life with purpose and help others do the same.
We Have To Run The Entire Race
To be ahead in the first mile of a twenty-one mile race, doesn’t mean much. The same is true in life.
How many people do you know who shined bright for only a short season, but then stalled or fizzled out. A shinning star over a short period of time doesn’t really mean much. It’s the people who move forward - even if it’s inch by inch - over the duration of their life, are to me the most impressive.
It’s not how we start the race, but it’s how we run the race, and even more importantly, how we finish the race.
Life Shapes Us
The question isn’t will life shape us, it’s how will life shape us?
Will we become hardened or more humble?
Will we become cynical or more grateful?
Will we grow to resent life or discover a deeper purpose to life?
Will we learn to hate or learn to love?
Will we become hopeless or become more resilient?
Will we be blown off course or moved toward our destiny?
Life will shape us. The choice is ours.
62 and Counting…
As I turn 62, I’m extremely grateful for the blessed life I’ve been able to live. And I certainly don’t take that for granted.
Looking ahead to the coming years of my life, I want to continue to live with passion and purpose. When I cross from this temporary home into my eternal home, I want to hear my heavenly Father say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
If I can help…
If I can help you live a more focused life so you can live a more fruitful life, I would be honored to do so.
Living On Purpose