Happy Birthday to me 2019
Tuesday was my 63rd birthday and I would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I am truly blessed to have so many good friends. I’m also happy/confused to get so many birthday wishes from the guys I have fouled at basketball.
I know what you are all wondering. How does someone spend their 63rd birthday? Do you check out the AARP website? Do you take an early nap so you can get to Perkins at 3:30 for supper? Do you read the obituaries to make sure you’re not there? Good questions all, but none of your business!
Okay, if you must know I spent my day contacting Colorado Equipment dealers to put together a training program in June. I am happy to report I had some great conversations and have four large equipment dealer organizations that are very interested and have requested a follow-up phone call to get more details.
One of the things I have learned is that after you turn 60, it’s your right and essentially your job to impart your knowledge and wisdom to everyone. Especially the younger generation. Relax generations Y and Z, this isn’t one of those “Back in my day” speeches. I am going to give you the top three lessons I’ve learned.
1. Appreciation: I have learned the importance of finding the things in your life you are grateful for and less time worrying about the things you don’t have. I am especially grateful for all my true friends and wonderful family.
2. Death is not a loss: One of the best eulogy’s I have ever heard was from Coach Monte Williams of the Oklahoma City Thunder for his wife that was killed in a car wreck. Monte said “I didn’t lose my wife. When you lose something, it means you don’t know where it is. I know exactly where my wife is and what she would want me to do.” I know without any doubt where our loved ones are. We didn’t lose them; it was simply time for them to start their next chapter.
3. Life is short: I try really hard when I write my stories not to tell anyone else how to feel or what they need to do. But on this topic, I am going to break that rule and tell you one thing you need to do. You need to tell the important people in your life how much they mean to you and how much you love them. You need to tell them often. Life is too short to put it off until it’s too late to let them know.
I want to tell my family and friends “I Love You and I’m so grateful for you.” I appreciate all the wonderful things you do for me and how much you make me want to be a better man. I also want to thank my beautiful girlfriend Kristi for the amazing love and support she gives me every day. I am so blessed to have her in my life.
Tuesday was also my 37th wedding anniversary to my Angel Shannon. Happy Anniversary sweetheart. I will always LOVE AND MISS YOU!
Next week: Make a Wish Limo Event
P.S. Some of my basketball friends told me I could foul them as a birthday present. That’s so sweet. Like not getting fouled was ever an option.