I love my birthday.

It’s not because of presents or well wishes, although both are nice. I just really love the celebration of life. Since my birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, it adds to the whole calendar year thinking because it not only forces me to look at my life as a whole, but encourages me to look back on the prior year and the one about to begin. It also means that everyone is celebrating with me, whether they think they are or not. After all, it is my birthday and I can think that way if I want to!

This year is a little different, however. Every end of the decade has added significance to me. I’m turning 49 and that means that the decade of the 40s is late in the 4th Quarter. I may get a little nostalgic and wistful contemplating this mid-life stage that I’m smack in the middle of living. But we all have no time to sit around contemplating, being melancholy, or reveling. We are in an “action world.” Life is (and always has been) about living and action. You can plan, strategize, and dream all you want, but implementation is where the rubber hits the road.

What are you going to DO in 2014 that improves your condition this time next year?

On behalf of my family (who are all together to celebrate my birthday and ring in the new year this year – yay), we want to wish you a very happy, healthy, prosperous, and action-filled 2014. Here’s to hoping you will slide in ahead of the tag in all you do!

© 2013 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

This week’s quote –

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

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