Today is your birthday. I know you'd love to be up north relaxing by the water, enjoying a fire, maybe doing a little fishing. Instead you are using your vacation time to fulfill your children's wants and wishes. Your birthday will be full of penguins at aquariums, dinosaurs at museums, and restaurants that cater to kids. And you won't even complain. You'll be excited, and grateful. Because that is the kind of man you are. The kind of husband you are. The kind of father you are.
Be grateful for each new day. A new day that you have never lived before. Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably. We can squander, neglect, or use them. Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today. Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.