With my birthday in a couple of days, I've learned a lot in the last 71 years
My son, son-in-law, another friend and me know that prayer changes things

On my 71st birthday, I'm not getting older, I'm just getting riper


I just spent a half hour looking at short video clips on the AARP website about aging and about their new focus attached to the hashtag #disruptaging.

In less than an hour, our house will be filled with activity with three grandkids and our daughter and son-in-law.  At some point, we will light up the carrot cake above where everybody including my son and family in Missouri will sing happy birthday over FaceTime.  Then tomorrow will come when I know I'll have to recalibrate my thinking about my aging.

My wife and I joined AARP earlier this year because of the discounts.  In the process of pawing through their website, I ran into their focus on disrupting thinking about getting older.  I'm attracted to what it has to say.  Makes sense and it's an encouragement.

Meanwhile, I'm getting ready for a seven-year-old grandson who wants to blow up a bottle of dietCoke using Mentos, a 15 month old grandson who's in continual motion and an almost five-year-old granddaughter who has a curiosity that keeps her reading and asking questions.