I’m turning 50 on March 30 and yes, it will be a shock! But I am boosted by several clients who have told me that turning 50 was a positive experience for them. Now, they say, I’ll really get to reap the fruits of all my experience.

My hair really is as dark as in that photo, but I’m proud of my gray ones, too. I’ve earned them!

So, big deal, right? I’m about to be 50 years old. WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?!

Because we all need those frequent reminders to be grateful and there’s nothing like a milestone event in your life – or in the life of someone you know – to remind you to take stock and count your blessings. Time truly does fly and you never know when your number will be up. Actress Natasha Richardson went skiing last week, fell and bumped her head and it was all over at age 45.

There’s no time like the present to re-evaluate and recommit to your purpose and passion here on earth. For me, one of my passions is helping small business owners thrive!

You hear a lot about passion these days and for good reason. Without passion – without deeply caring about your life and what you do – you can fall into a dreary pseudo-existence. I’m happy to say my clients all embrace their passions. They sell real estate in a creative new way. . .help people enjoy knitting . . . create amazing non-toxic kid toys or dog collars. . . make natural fertilizer… guide people on amazing eco-bike tours. . .and in many other ways bring their gifts into to the world.

So please don’t give up on your dreams or your passion. We need you!

As I prepare to celebrate 50 years, I wish you much joy, passion and some “moments of glad grace,” as William Butler Yeats once wrote. (Thanks, Mom, she loves that phrase!) For me those moments include swinging in my indoor hammock, hiking, playing with my dogs and cats, eating chocolate, and great conversations with family and friends.

 
 
 

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