50 Years and still spinning

I hope your day is a day of pie……………just because.

Today I mark a half century of spinning through space on this tiny rock of a planet. I’m not quite sure how I feel about that yet. On one hand I feel grateful to have had fifty years, while on the other I wonder where has it gone? Fifty years sounds like a long time but it doesn’t feel like a long time. I thought I would have more answers by now, but instead I find I have fewer important questions. I thought I would have accomplished more by now, but instead my definition of accomplishment keeps shifting. I thought I would know more with more certainty, but instead I find I am only more certain of myself.

As you may have guessed I’m in a contemplative mood today, and while I realize I don’t know much here are a few things I think I know. They are, like me, in no particular order.

  • It is possible to be the best at something, but only for about five seconds.
  • Always keep your passport current. You never know.
  • Good things may come to those who wait, but only if they’re using the right bait.
  • The food pyramid is wrong. Fiber should be a group unto itself.
  • Some dreams do have a shelf life. Don’t wait too long to act on them.
  • Don’t allow expired dreams to spoil future dreams. Remove them from the shelf.
  • When in doubt, floss.

As it happens, I also have the honor of sharing today with Brother Robert Burns, beloved Scottish poet and Brother Freemason. He would be two hundred and fifty years old today. So, I wondered what words of wisdom I might glean from his writings and I came across this:

Then fill up a bumper and make it o’erflow,
And honours masonic prepare for to throw;
May ev’ry true Brother of the Compass and Square
Have a big-belly’d bottle when harass’d with care.

That works for me. I believe I will. Cheers!

Until next time Brother may your life contain reason and your reason find life.

Fraternally yours,
Tim Couch