I am fifty five years old today.
I have always loved having a birthday in late august.
It’s a time of year when things slow down.
It’s a time of year to be surrounded by friends and family.
It’s a time of year that begs for reading a good novel on the beach.
And I am doing all of those things.
What I am not doing is letting the aging process get me down.
I am enjoying getting older.
I particularly enjoy watching things I helped create grow into amazing things.
I am mostly talking about our three children.
But I am also talking about the companies we helped get started over the past twenty years.
And I am also talking about philanthropic and civic efforts we have helped get off the ground.
Time has a way of revealing who you are and what matters to you.
And, at age fifty five, I have put in enough time on planet earth to have those revelations.
And that feels great.