At my age: seventy-five, I'd like a lot of things to be very much the same: excellent health and vigor (for my years) a comfortable if not lavish home, family, friends, and enough cash to buy a beer or a nice cuppa coffee.
Now, I'm vain enough to feel that I now have more to offer by way of the gifts I've developed over the years. I love to write, so I want at the at the end of next year to have even more readers. I love to tell stories orally so, at the end of next year, I like to be telling to even bigger groups overall. Over the past seventeen years I've spoken to around 38,000 people. By the time I say, "In the past eighteeen years," I'd like to be able to say I've addressed 50,000! Yes, and in some of my city's most prestigious venues.
"All is vanity," it is said somewhere (in the Bible, I think) So I guess none of this is really important. What is important is that we bring as much love to as many people we can in the time we live upon Mother Earth.
Have a great Christmas.