Friday, October 24, 2008

Happy Birthday to me... Happy Birthday to me...

Greetings, world! I, Kelvin P. Ringold, Sr. wish to announce that today -- October 24, 2008 -- is the 25th anniversary of my 30th birthday (that means I'm 55) and I am excruciatingly happy to be alive and well and happy, and loved by family and many friends.

"Back in the day", I used to look at 55 as being old, and now here I am ! But I don't feel old; I feel vibrant, and youthful and full of life, and I'm looking forward to all the things I plan to accomplish and enjoy in the NEXT 55 years!

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote this passage, that I'd like to share it with you:
"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success."
Today, I feel very successful.

So here's to life! May you cherish every minute, and not waste a day. May you find ways to be happy and appreciate your existence on this planet, and help a few others appreciate theirs. Take some time and THINK about all the things in your life that you can be grateful for -- and as well as the things you can be grateful that you don't have -- and meet this and every day with vigor and an attitude of gratitude.

I wish for you all to feel as great as I feel right now.

Have an awesome day, my friends. Thanks for reading.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you (a day late though I did talk to you so being late here doesnt count). Yes, I too use to think 50 or above was old but as they say, it is the new 30. I dont look, act or think my is only a number. Celebrate up a storm & hope the coming year is as good as the last. Luv ya, natalie