I turn 50 January 20th. I've learned a lot over the years and thought it would be fun and hopefully helpful to share 50 lessons I've learned along the way.
I believe age is just a number. My motto each year has been younger, stronger, wiser and better. I often tell my kids I refuse to age. But I have to admit that turning 50 has made me reflect on life, where I’ve been and where I’m going. I have decided I’m going for 100. In the words Jon Bon Jovi, I’m halfway there…living on a prayer. :)
My friends have asked me what they can get me as a gift. I’m telling everyone I don’t want a gift. I want them to give $50 or a multiple of $50 to a fund started by Chef Gruel to help struggling restaurant workers around the country. I encouraged Chef Gruel to start the fund, donated money, and we’ve raised 300k but have already given 250k away and the applications are pouring in so we need more to help others. The support has been life changing to people.
I want to thank you for allowing me to speak into your life with this newsletter. It's been one of the most special and meaningful things I've done with my life. Thank you for reading it! Here are my 50 lessons in 50 years.