How do you mark such a momentous day in one's life? Today is the last day of the first half of a century of living for me. Tomorrow at this time I will be waking and facing the fact that I am 50 years old.
A year or two ago, based on where my life was, this date might have bothered me tremendously. Today I'm pretty happy with where my life is and I'm ready to take on the next half-century.
To all those who's paths have crossed with mine throughout my life, thank you for what you have added to my life, good or bad. I truly believe that all of the events in your life make you the person that you are. How you choose to use those events is up to you. You can dwell on the negative and let the bad events ruin your life, or you can deal with them and move forward.
There are definitely events (and events that never were) in my life that have made me angry or hurt tremendously, but what good does it do me to continually dwell on them? I am choosing to be happy and live my life to the best of my ability. With the help of people I love…and that love me, I can be happy with what I have and what I can do. And I still have a lot of living to do, so here’s to another half-century!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!
Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.
They don’t pay rent; clean the dishes, take out the trash, or do anything else to make your head-space better by being there.
Do to them what any landlord does to an unruly tenant; KICK THEM OUT! Let go of the grudge.