Last night a group of around 50 friends and family gathered with my partner and I to celebrate my partner’s 40th birthday. It was a party without balloons, streamers or silly hats; there were no “Happy Birthday Darren!” signs anywhere either.
It wasn’t that sort of party.
It was in fact a celebration of the important people in his life – the connections he had made in his journey. That’s the thing about life – it really isn’t about the journey, but rather, it’s about who you meet along the way, what impact they have on you, and what impact you have on them.
If you reach a point in life where you’re worried about where you’re heading, or what you’ve achieved or what you’ve accumulated, and it leaves you wondering what it’s all about, gather some friends. Last night was a great reminder to me that if you want to see what you’ve really achieved in life, you gather your friends and family – the people closest to you, regardless of whether you last saw them yesterday or ten years ago, and therein you’ll be able to see your life in the best possible detail.
Just don’t sit them all down. Have a cocktail party so everyone can mingle!