When you get to be my age, you have a lot of history. This is what I am grateful for today. Without my personal history, I would not be who I am today. What is that Woody Allen said? "We are the sum total of our choices." Yes, every decision we have made leads us to where we are now. That is undeniable. And, yes, there are choices I would like to have to make over again. Funny thing is, I am not sure I would like that really. What's important is that choices I make now.
History is what informs us. It is what we can use to make better choices in the future. I love this graphic I inserted here. Like most folks, I am the center of my universe. But then, so is everyone else. We are millions and billions of universes interacting with each other, making choices and decisions as we go along. These decisions and choices impact not only ourselves, but everyone else. And as we make them we make our personal history.
This is why I am grateful for my personal history. My personal history is me, my story. From the day I was born to John and Jane, to being raised in Detroit, moving to California and spending over half my life in this fair city of Riverside, all have shaped me into the man I am today. And to that history, I say thank you very much.
Rob McMurray, self described muser extraodinaire.