Usually, when my birthday rolls around, I write some pithy thing or another to talk about my past year, my experiences and some revealed wisdom. I have been doing this for eleven years, either on blogs or at a web bulletin board I used to frequent.
When I got out of bed this morning, I was thinking about what to write this year. I was trying to filter through everything that I have been through since last December… sort of a figure-out-where-I-was-and-how-I-arrived-here sort of thing. That was at 0500. It is 0730 (finishing at 0940… damned job!) as I type this, and my answers are long in coming.
I thin that I should simply say this: I have had a pretty good year. I got a promotion on my last birthday; I bought a new car; I have written a few things that were either interesting, thought provoking, or even just plain funny. Oh, and I have memorized the order of all 66 books of the Bible… which was a lot easier than I thought it would be (shout out to Debbie at Faith Inkubators). I have cooked really good food, and I have taught some people things that may prove valuable to them; I even figured out what I am going to do when I hang up my guns (literally) and retire. I have been, on the whole, good to people, and haven’t intentionally hurt anyone. I have served others, and have had many kindnesses shown to me. I am continuing to grow into the person that I am going be, and I think that it is good. Yeah, it has been a pretty good year.
So, Happy Birthday to me!
You can email me and I will tell you where you can send my presents.