Monday, January 2, 2023

JJ Tries To “Save Face” After Six Decades

Well, the day has come. The “mug shots” give an overview of the specimen as he closes in on Senior Citizenship.😉

I have turned 60 years old. It was a lovely day to visit with family, have another wonderful meal, and go walking in the unseasonably warm January weather. It was a “Happy Birthday,” indeed. I’ll probably stretch out my celebration all through the week (or even the month?) — or, at least that’s what I’ll tell myself when I feel like goofing off.

The truth is: time is a precious thing. I don’t want to waste it. I shall continue—relentlessly—to plod through what has been given to me, for the time that remains to me. As I’ve said before, my “plodding” is not lazy; it is simply my speed, and if I do it faithfully it is enthusiastic, engaged, and grateful.

Sometimes, of course, I am just lazy… or procrastinating, or tired, or anxious, or “stuck,” or depressed, or some combination of these things.

One source of inspiration for me is having a “young face” around. She came to my birthday dinner.☺️