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June 14, 2010

Milestones to Millstones

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:42 am

It was a weekend of celebration. My grandson graduated from high school. It was one of life’s milestones. We all attended the ceremony and a grand party in his honor.

It struck me that the word “Milestone” is not far off from the spelling of “Millstone,” and I got to wondering how the two were related.

It seems when some people hit certain milestones, they become a millstone around their neck. I don’t believe there is any bigger one than age.

The number of people who go into stark depression when approaching a “magic” birthday is a pandemic.

You have to love the advertising community. They, long ago, picked up on this phenomenon and have given us such memorable trinkets as “over the hill” greeting cards and T-shirts.

The saddest thing is that we have put the millstone around our own neck by treating a milestone with disrespect.

Celebrate your years here. Taking time to dread a milestone decreases the vibrancy that’s always available to you at any age.

By the way, there is nothing you can do about your actual age except lie about it.

The accent is always on the wrong syllable when you dwell on age.

As I’ve mentioned before, the life force that animates you never ages. It’s to be celebrated and cherished every day.

When I see someone who’s depressed about their age, I know I’m dealing with someone who hasn’t explored their depth. A millstone will drag you down, but it will never take you deeper.

This is a reminder to put the millstones and the grindstones away so you stop working so hard against yourself.

Happy Birthday!

All the best,

John

LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
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