Last year when I turned 59 I made a list of 60 things to do before I turned 60. Well life got in the way. My job become more demanding; there were sickness and death in the family; a trashed rental had to be repaired and re-rented. As the big day got closer, I got grumpier. I wanted the day to just pass by without anyone paying attention. I figured out that it wasn't the number I was unhappy about but that I wasn't were I thought I would be at this point in my life. I took another look at that list and noticed that I had listed many things I didn't have much control over for many different reasons and really hadn't listed too many fun things (it was filled with things like clean the basement; clean the garage;). So I decided I needed a new list. So today on my 60th birthday, I start to list 60 things that I am grateful for.
My friends and family who gathered to celebrate my birthday.
There was good food, laughter and I had lots of help opening my presents!