Thursday, 8 November 2012

26,665 days or therabouts.

It's my birthday tomorrow the 9th. It was a Thursday like today. I remember it well! So I've been about for around 26,665 days or thereabouts.
How many more depends on a heart that started on day one and will stop when it's ready; quite a thought. Its a lot of days in a way. Mind you, around 9000 of them have been accounted for by sleeping. I spent around 4000 AT school and over 6000 IN school. (Teaching). I spent around 1500 in a boring office job, 750ish working for Woolworths and around 1700 trying to be a full time youth leader. Add another 1700ish training to be the aforesaid teacher and youth leader and you no longer wonder where the years went. Plus over 15,000 days of married life aren't to be sneezed at: not easy but always happy.
There have been trauma galore. Losing your mother at thirteen is life changing: especially when no father was ever present. Plus reminders of our mortality are always educational, whether they be courtesy of motorbikes or boring old diabetes, skin cancer or TGA's. You spend more time at doctors and hospitals when you reach 'senior years' than is comfortable but we ought to remember many in the world do not have such privileges.
Wise William Shakespeare was spot on when he wrote of the Seven Ages of Man. Basically you start as a dribbling infant and you end as a dribbling 'infant elect'.
But good times outnumber the bad. The joys of a happy marriage, children, grandchildren. So ordinary an existence; so blessed am I. I am pleased to be alive. Who was it who said 'This ain't a practice'. As our American friends tend to say 'Have a nice day'. I'm sure I will!.



Nota Bene said...

Your ninth birthday...happy birthday....errrrrr

Have a fabulous day, and try and remember exactly what you were doing on you 14,385th day

Debbie said...

May you have a wonderful Birthday Sir!

CWMartin said...

Happy birthday, my good man. And many more...

Dumdad said...

Bon anniversaire Ken! Have a great day. A happy marriage and children and grandchildren - you won life's lottery.

A Heron's View said...

I hope that the sun shines for you on your birthday.

Harlow said...

ulburnianaadrOk, I did the long division using pencil and paper. I can still do that at 86. You are a youngster. I wish you many more.

the fly in the web said...

Happy birthday..and many more of them.

Melinda said...

I wish you a delightful birthday! I enjoyed your post today. I admire your outlook on life. Sounds like you have led an interesting and rewarding life.

Valerie said...

Happy birthday, Ken. May there be many more to come. It's lovely to hear someone actual counting their blessings.

Sueann said...

Happy Birthday dear friend! May you have many more days and weeks and months of happiness.

rhymeswithplague said...

Unlike Harlow, I used a calculator to divide 26,665 by 365 to discover that you are now 73. Happy birthday! You have a year and a half on me. My outlook is much like yours. I lost my mother at 16. My wife and I say, "Old age ain't for sissies" and we know whereof we speak.

Barbara Purvis Hunter said...

Happy Birthday Ken, and I wish you many Happy Birthdays in the future.

Best Wishes of the Day.


Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy Birthday, Ken . . . . and an impressive set of statistics. Your heart will have pumped about 1 million tons of blood!! How about that as well??

I've been away from blogging for a while and hope to return soon but noticed your post and here I am.

Best wishes, Sir - Eddie

Star said...

Wonderful post! Happy Birthday! (And what a wonderful idea for a writing project for my ESL students! Thanks!)

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