Friday, December 10, 2010


Good Friday Morning - Dan Wells writing, I hope this note finds you guys well and in good spirits.

Ok, I usually try not to self indulge but today is my birthday. Yep. Another year older and definitely not counting.

I'm searching. Searching for a way to slow down time. The days between Christmas and my birthday used to take FOREVER when I was a child. What happened? Do children experience time in slo-mo, or are (we) adults so unaware of every precious moment of every single day that they let time slip by?

A birthday is usually a happy occasion (it is for me today). It's also an opportunity to reflect on life, especially when you've reached a certain age. A birthday is a good time to assess one's strengths and weaknesses, to think about where you've been and where you're going.

The past year, has had many ups and downs (more ups than downs), I've gathered significant memories - people, events, inner stirrings, dreams, jolts, joys, heartaches, etc. - all that touched my life in any sort of special way.

As I look over my year: I thought I'd share some of my thoughts with you!

I am amazed at ... the love from my family, friends and complete strangers.

I am puzzled by ... intolerance, lying and (funny) the push of EVERYTHING to social media. (yes, I'm bloging)

I wish that ... we as a society, would actually just slow down a bit....have dinner with our families (think "Leave It to Beaver")....and just soak in life.

As I look toward the coming year:

I long for ...the continued good health of my family and friends
I hope that ... I cherish as many moments as I can
I trust ... there is a plan
I promise ... I will work hard
I ask for ... patience....we all need a little bit more... don't you think.

Happy Friday!
Dan Wells

1 comment:

  1. Thats really cool that you stopped to think about these sort of things when its really easy to just brush off getting older or just worry about the party later :) I'm glad that you have lots of things to be thankful for! And Happy Birthday, Dan!!