It seems with this one quickly approaching
I have been in deep thought
about what the big Five-O really stands for.
there are a million ideas
like looking back on 5 decades of being on this earth
and how I can sum up,
in a nutshell,
what I can say about my life.
I can talk about the hardships,
or how much I would love to be able to go back
and change some things,
but isn’t everything I went through
the reason I am who I am to this very day.
I can’t say that my life has been a bed of roses,
there were times I questioned the events of my life
and thought I would never climb out,
but the astounding part is,
All I know is I am so glad
I didn’t pay much attention
to the numbers through the years,
or this story could have went in
a whole different direction.
Laughter and taking everything with a grain of salt
sure has been my saving grace.
Throw in the fact that I have been blessed
with an incredible, supportive and loving family
who allow me to act my fool self,
or friends who have no problem
admitting they know me in public,
may explain my moments of silliness.
Now that I have re read this,
you people could very well be the reason
I act the way I do.
It’s been an interesting journey,
and as I look back,
I am amazed at how quickly it flew by.
What I have realized the most
is a large portion of my time
was about trying to will the minutes or days
to hurry and be over with
(especially the tough times)
only to understand the true meaning of
“this too shall pass”
Here is how I look at my life now.
I keep the memories alive in my mind
(even the bad ones)
not to dwell or stay in the past
but rather to remind myself,
“Kimmie, you have come a long way kiddo”
My riches didn’t come from money
or a successful career.
They came from the people who have surrounded me,
and most of all
I worked for everything I ever had
which is not to say
I had anything close to a hard life,
but through it all
and 50 years later,
I can honestly say…
Just to be clear…
I wouldn’t be approaching anything,
if I didn’t have all of YOU!
Let me end this
with what I truly believe
is my destiny.
(you really didn’t think I’d end this on a serious note…did you?)
Much love to you all!