Love the life

Today is my birthday, and I feel like I'm getting a do-over this year.  I'm turning 46, but for most of the past year I thought I was 46 already.  Don't ask me how it happened, because I don't know.  (We've already established that I have a little problem with all things mathematical.)  But it was a happy day a few weeks back, when Andy helped me realize I was wrong. So I was thinking about theme songs for my birthday.  Cat Stevens has a good one that says, "Look at me, I am old but I'm happy."  Happy that I'm not as old as I thought I was, for one thing.

But what really echoes in my head today is this wonderful song by blues greats Buddy Guy and BB King:  Stay Around a Little Longer.


If I'm getting a do-over, this is the way I want to live it:  so grateful to stay around a little longer, with the people I love, doing what I was made for, that the love and the doing and the gratitude flow out of me like music.

Lord knows I love the life I live.

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