I'm not sure where this post will go. Yesterday was my birthday. I started the day having spent the night with dear friends, their 18 month old son, and their wonderful dog, Ling Ling. After breakfast, I drove to Palm Springs for a memorial gathering of friends for a friend who passed away two weeks ago. I didn't make a big deal of juxtaposing my birthday with also attending a memorial gathering. However, it would be foolish of me not to reflect on what makes for a life well-lived. I've made decisions about how I live my life.Service to others is a primary driver for how I invest my physical and emotional energies, and my capital. I think that it's good to reflect on purpose, and to regularly take stock.