But, I have come to one conclusion. It's all good. If I'm honest, I don't need the house or the car. And, as far as the pool boy, well, maybe I'll hold onto that dream. I may not have more, but for the most part, I have enough. Enough of what I need to make me happy. I have family, friends, something I love to do, some one I love to do. I have the essentials. And, while I would kill for the money to jet off to Australia, or the power to effect real change in the world, I'll take what I have with a smile. Because, it is enough. In this moment, it is exactly what I need.
So, after 33 years, that's what I've got. I'm off to make my wish and blow out my candles. If I'm lucky, maybe I'll look like this kid when I'm done with my cake.