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Turning 40

January 3, 2010

If one is to believe all those dark themed greeting cards, black balloons and napkins, then I’m officially over the hill today having just turned 40 years old.  I don’t put much stock in those and instead prefer the message on another card I received, “Forty is knowing what you want and making it happen.” 

Early in our lives we have an over-abundance of energy – just watch a bunch of six year olds at a birthday party.    But, we live life one moment to the next – we want cake, ice cream, to go outside and play.   We haven’t the developed knowledge, wisdom and life experience to establish longer term goals.   As we age, the pendulum swings and we know more about ourselves, what we want and what we don’t, but we have less time and energy to pursue it.     Somewhere in the middle, perhaps we find a sweet spot – a time in which our capabilities – our life energy, esperience and wisdom are in harmony.

Much of the last twenty years I have spent working with things, and these last few years I have had the opportunity to work more with people, learning, solving problems, and building relationships that I would have imagined possible.   Today, as I stopped by our forum, I see some of the moderators decided to announce my little milestone.  I was surprised to say the least.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2010 9:54 pm

    Happy birthday, Mark!

  2. January 4, 2010 3:55 am

    mark – welcome to version 4.0. 😉

    happy birthday!

  3. David Churbuck permalink
    January 4, 2010 10:48 pm

    Happy birthday Mark!

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