Thank God it only happens once a year. It’s my birthday and everyone is home for Easter.
I treated myself to a game of golf, but it rained.
I was treated to steak for dinner, but it was overdone.
And now to top it all, I’m having to watch ‘DOROTHY’ – the latest TV offering from Andrew Lloyd Webber. It would be quite nice to disappear somewhere over that rainbow.
Work is good, PMB goes from strength to strength, and our client list continues to grow. The PMB network is reaching the parts that other suppliers just don’t reach. We have meetings in Somalia, Papua New Guinea and Namibia in the next few weeks. It’ll be the Land of Oz next.
And NO. I don’t have any ruby slippers. And I hate musicals.
Tomorrow, it’s my birthday. And I’m not very happy about it. In fact, I’m downright grumpy. Another year older,wider, slower. So feeling very sorry for myself, I thought I would take a look at who shares a birthday with me…
One man who stood out above the other fellow birthday boys is Viktor Frankl who was born on March 26th, 1905. You may have read his book – ‘Man’s Search For Meaning”?
(If not, I recommend, especially as a cure for feeling sorry for oneself). Frankl was a doctor, sent with his family to the concentration camps during the war. From his experiences he gleaned that even suffering is meaningful:
How about these words as a bit of a reminder as to what it’s all about…
“Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run – in the long run, I say! – success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.”