The original request shall remain anonymous, since all will be revealed in due course, but nevertheless, a little bit of research here and there and – voila! – a tidy compendium of long-ago “doings” in the form of a little birthday remembrance for one of the Hurst’s today…

The biblical reference in one of my favorite Psalms (ie 90:4) that “a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night” reminds of the fleeting experience of life. Peter also raises the specter in his second letter (3:8) “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

Now I’m not advocating that 24 years is anywhere near the aforesaid “thousand” but nevertheless – POOF! – and it is gone; thank God we have visual reminders to keep us in focus.

A few random thoughts from others on birthdays:

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. ~ Denis Waitley

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. ~ Voltaire

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know. ~ Lewis Carroll

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! ~ Dr. Seuss


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