I’ve seen this posted a few times and I think I save it every time! Lol, but last night when I saw it it really struck a nerve...hit home. I think it’s natural on your birthday, much like New Years, to evaluate your last year and make goals for the next. My last year in so many ways truly has been amazing! Of course there’s been ups and downs, but when I look at where I’m at personally turning 39 compared to a year ago, I can honestly say I’m a better man. But I think that being said, it’s easy to become almost complacent with the growth and progress you make. It’s not that I’m “taking care of other people’s gardens”, but I definitely find I at times settle for contentment in my own life. I know I’ve often said the words “if you could have seen me ‘x’ years ago”, or “compared to where I was last year”. I find that despite the effort I’ve put into being a better man, I need to remember there’s no finish line. I know I’ve treated my life at times like I’ve crossed the finish line, and doing so I’ve disappointed people and let people down. So I guess my goal for this last year of my 30’s is to be a better man, and more importantly stay the course. Not lose momentum. Not settle. Not let the ones I love down. I owe it to my kids to be a be a better dad! To be a better friend in my friendships, a better boyfriend in my relationship, my work...all areas of my life I want...and NEED to be better. And this quote is that reminder that it ALL starts with me. With my “garden”. And with what time and effort I choose to put into making it better! Life is good!! I am loved, and I am blessed. I truly am a lucky man!! And I promise you, 40 year old me WILL be a better man, those I love deserve me at my best! I deserve me at my best!! Happy...Healthy...Loved!
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