“Soon I’ll be 60 years old …”
That’s a line in the song I’ve been listening to lately.
I started this blog three years ago and commented on the merits and drawbacks of turning 55. Nothing could foretell I would be here again, on my birthday, writing another week’s blog.
And before you jump in with comments about me not looking my age, let’s just agree that this is what a 58 year old looks like.
I can prove it with my driver’s license (which if you saw it makes me look like a 68 year old convict.)
I believe people can’t guess my age because of my immature actions and style.
But I digress.
Or maybe not.
Back to the song.
It’s Lukas Graham’s 7 YEARS (you can watch it here)
My favourite line is, “I made a man so happy when I wrote a letter once.”
I don’t know who Lukas was thinking about but I love the way he throws the line in and then moves on.
Have you ever done this, written a letter just to make someone happy? And the trick is; the letter doesn’t have to be to that person. It could be written on their behalf. It could right a wrong. It could change a mind. Or maybe make up a mind.
Here’s an idea… if you want to do something for me to celebrate my birthday, write a letter to make someone happy. I don’t mean write a letter to me, though that would be nice. Write one to make someone else happy.
It’s simple to do. I am confident you will do it well.
All this talk has made me think about my most popular blogs. They are always the ones that tell someone else’s story.
Sometimes the story will make you cry.
I hope most of them make someone happy.
In the end that’s all that matters because…
“Soon I’ll be 60 years old.”