Today I am 49 years old. When my mom was not even as old as I am now I thought she was old. I usually don't feel that old though so that perspective for you.
I also thought I'd be different when I was "old". I thought I'd be wise and kind and knowledgeable. That I'd be joyful and generous and fun. Those are all intangible milestones. Tangible ones are different. Life has been good so far though, mostly. I have six delightful, joyful, wonderful, bright children. Two handsome sons in law and three precious grandchildren. That right there would have been enough. However my blessings don't stop there. I have many good friends, in many different states. People who have walked with me in life and made my life better and happier. I live in a beautiful home with a hard-working husband. I have a dog that I really like, and a cat that I don't:) I have parents, both biological and those I inherited through marriage, that are supportive and wonderful and tremendous examples to me. I have traveled to many neat place..many more that I would have imagined. I have been blessed to serve in many callings and places. I get to enjoy so many things and lack very little. It's been a blessed life so far.
But now it's time to look ahead. Half a century is coming up! I'm excited about that. So I have some goals for the next year to help me reach those intangibles a little bit more.
1. I want to memorize 50 scriptures. That's less than 1 a week. That should be do-able.
2. I want to cook 50 new dishes.
3. Read 50 books.
4. Lose 50 lbs.
5. Write 50 letters to loved ones.
6. Complete 50 projects.
7. Do 50 good deeds.