I turned the BIG 5-0 this weekend!  Despite the number, I am thankful to celebrate another year.  

Thank you mom for the card that had this:  Alexander Pope once wrote "count each birthday with a grateful mind."  Birthday candles are sparkling reminders to count each happy celebration with a grateful heart.  Blowing another candle means I'm being given the blessing of another year and the opportunity to begin a new chapter in my life.  Each birthday offers a fresh start, a new and beautiful way to cherish the joys of the past year, and a reminder to look forward to what God has planned for you in the year ahead.   

Just like every day is a gift (that why we call it "the present") Birthdays are a gift, and another candle is truly a blessing.

Mark Twain said "Age is an issue of mind over matter.  If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."


I am so thankful for everyone who took the time to wish me a Happy Birthday:  Friends, Parents, Brothers, Wife, Kids, Team, Family, Former Bosses, Clients, Nephews and Nieces, Realtors across the country, colleagues, High school classmates, Fraternity brothers and their wives, Coaches, Basketball group, FBC friends & Future clients....  THANK YOU for your time and for taking time to help make mine a great day!  It truly was an awesome Birthday weekend.