If you're not celebrating a birthday this year chances are you aren't doing well at all. If you are, then you may, just for an instant, scan the past year to determine if you are where you thought you would be twelve months ago. Most of us aren't where we saw ourselves, so we do a quick little shake of our heads, and move on to finish loading the dishwasher, or buttoning our shirt.
Then of course, if we are breathing, loved by another, able to pay cash for a clam plate, and have something worthwhile to do each day, we are in better shape than most.
I'm in better shape than most on this birthday, and I am very thankful to be able to look back over each year to see things in the rearview mirror. Just being able to do that, no matter how things have gone, puts me far ahead of those that changed their address to Forest Lawn.
So, today I am running the year in review through my head, and making mental notes in the margin of the script for the upcoming year. Nothing major, but little things that can cause major things to happen.