Today is my birthday. To me it is just another day. I don’t think I have ever been big on celebrations, probably the introvert in me. As I get older though, I would like to think I have become better. A better husband, father, son and brother. God has given me this day and this year to cherish each minute of each day because somehow, they go by faster and faster.
The older I get the more and more I like children’s movies. Disney, Pixar, Marvel Superhero, etc.The old ones and the new ones. They always have meaning, they always bring joy and happiness, and have memorable characters. (and the good guys always win)
The older I get the more I say things my parents said. How many times growing up did we say “I will never say that to my child.” “I will never act that way in front of my kids.” Yes, parents are embarrassing but as we get older, it’s those things we remember the most. Dance in the rain, hold hands, sing in the car. I hope our daughters will remember the times we acted like fools in front of them, made them laugh, made them cringe, made them say ” I will never do that in front of my kids.”
The older I get the more I realize I am not as old as everyone else my age is. Or maybe I just view myself as looking and feeling younger than I am. Or maybe at this age I’ve just become illogical and don’t really know what is going on. I do know it takes longer to heal my injuries. Man, when did a sore calf keep me from running for a week.
The older I get the more I appreciate the ones I have had. I don’t remember all the presents but I do remember the people I shared them with, the love we shared, and the laughter we had. Here’s to cherishing this one and looking forward to the next one, which will be here in about ten days it seems. Time slow down please. From changing diapers to graduating college happens in a blink of an eye.
If you are younger and reading this, don’t wish your years away. Cherish where you are now and enjoy this time in your life. It won’t be long before you will have to roll out of bed too.
Live every day like it’s your birthday. Today could be my last. Don’t count the presents, count the smiles.
Ecclesiastes 8:7 Since no one knows the future, who can tell someone else what is to come?
Proverbs 16:31 A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
Psalm 39:4-5 LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath.
Job 12:12 Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.
Two mile run done with part of the family, Kylie is training for her first 1/4 marathon. Then off to see Inside Out (appropriate for what’s inside my head)
clip from Inside Out –
The Older I Get by Skillet –
My Next Thirty Years by Tim Mcgraw –
Just Older by Bon Jovi –
I Wanna Grow Old With You by Westlife (scenes from Up) –
Automatic by Miranda Lambert –
Don’t Blink by Kenny Chesney –
I Just Came Home To Count The Memories by John Anderson –