My first half century

I have never really been bothered about my age, and to be honest it is still not something I worry about, but there has been an interesting change as I approached my fiftieth birthday today. I guess it is what they call a mid life crisis. I have become much more aware of how finite things are. Things aren't going to last forever.

This unavoidable fact may be obvious to the rest of you but it wasn't to me. I kind of took things for granted - another cuddle from my kids, another sunset, another hike up a hill. But recently I have begun to be much more aware of the fact that I don't have an unlimited supply of these things to enjoy. Who knows, I may even see a second half century, but in the meantime I am getting much better at taking the time to really be here while I still am!