Impressing your children after the age of fifty has to rank right up there with the same feelings you’d get if you kicked a winning field goal or hit a game winning home run. It’s so rare, it needs to be celebrated.
Driving in my car not long ago I was reminiscing over my days in radio. Earlier in my life, I worked as a radio disc jockey. I recounted that I had mastered the ability to talk over the intro of any song and finish my sentence just before the words of the song began. In other words, I could talk before I stepped on the performer.
My 21 year-old son and I were driving in the car when he turned on the radio and said, “Dad, do your best disc jockey voice and intro to this song now.” I quickly assumed the resonant A.M. voice I used to use, and did exactly what he asked. With a perfect intro to the song, I talked right up to the very second the artist began to sing. I nailed it. With a little surprise and big grin he said with pride, “Dad, you haven’t lost it.” For a Dad, that had to be one of the highest compliments he could have given me.
This week I achieved another honor that makes me smile. It was last July when my desire to write again resurfaced. It was a bit daunting having not written anything for almost 15 years. But now that I’m back at it again, I have reason to celebrate. This past Sunday not only saw my 5000th person read my blog, but I added my 31st country in the world where citizens have accessed my blog. I have had readers from Great Britain, Bulgaria, New Zealand, Laos, Thailand, and Canada just to name a few. Though by other bloggers standards my web page may not be considered huge, it’s satisfying to me that I have made this many friends who enjoy my humor.
Thank you for sharing my web blog with friends and family. I also want to thank you for your encouragement and feedback. I hope the smile I bring you on occasion is worth the time you spend each week reading my perspectives on life each Monday and Thursday. 🙂