I got this picture from an old friend of me at 11 years old.
As I looked at it, I stared into my own eyes and wonder what I was thinking at that moment. Of course I was eating cake, so I must have been happy. 🙂
Anyway, if you had asked this boy what his life would be like in 39 years, I wonder what he would have said. I know he would not have had any idea of the ups and downs he was about to encounter. He probably would just laugh if you told him he would one day weigh 278 lbs.
How would that be possible? Then tell him that less than 2 years later he would weigh 180 lbs and run his first marathon and I’m sure he would call you crazy.
There have been so many good things that have happened in my life. I have wonderful kids and a Lovely Wife. I have a great job. I am thankful for everything I have and everything I can do at 50 years old.
39 years ago, I only hoped to have the life I have now. Things aren’t perfect. There are good times and bad. There are ups and downs.
But if you took that 11 year old into a time machine and forwarded him to today, I think he would be pretty excited to have seen all he would see with those 11 year old eyes.
This make me thankful.