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Happy Birthday: To Me!

March 12, 2019

Happy Birthday: To Me!

I do not normally write about me, but today will be an exception.

I am happy and very grateful to have made it to my 77th, birthday, today.

So on this day I say to all, the Entropy Law best describes my state of being, both physically and mentally!

But don’t get me wrong; I am not complaining. I have resolved, as best I can, to be happy each day that my feet “hit the deck” in the morning.

I don’t know anyone who has made it out of this world without some bad, even tragic, things happening to them. I am no exception. My dear son, Sean Thomas Mawhinney, suddenly passed due to an aneurysm at 47 years of age, almost three years ago.

Of course, there has been the sad loss of many of my other of loved ones. And, there is more sadness to come, as long as I continue to ride this limited conveyor-belt of life.

It can be work to push back sadness in order to be happy and grateful for all the good years and good, even wonderful, people and things that come and go from our lives. But, after an interval of normal mourning, pushing back the sadness is good work that should be done.

It certainly helps this task to focus sharply upon the many things we should be grateful for.

I have read that most fertilized human eggs never make it to embed in their mother’s uterus. Still more never make it to the outside world, let alone, out in sound and good working order.

So, I am grateful that I have been blessed with good size and strength, a little athleticism , reasonably good health, a dollop of emotional stability, and wonderful grandparents, parents, siblings, other family members and friends.

I have had a wonderful, wonderful wife, Sally, as well as her marvelous family, and loving children and grandchildren.

It may sound odd, but I must not forget our many cats, dogs, and other creatures I have had the joy to have in my life.

It was an honor to serve this nation during AMERICA’S victorious conflict with the USSR, named “The Cold War”. I served with some of the finest people this nation had produced at that time…They were U.S. Navy Submariners.

I have had good work, good people to work with and I have lived comfortably. 

And to top it all off…I was born in, and will have lived my whole life in the United States of America. All of this during what might have been the best times of this great nation!

Only a fool could complain….no matter what the future may now hold!

I wish an abundance of God’s similar Blessings to you and your loved ones.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 3/12/19

 

 


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