Lifetime Achievement Awards usually come at the end of a career. That was my first thought when I was surprised by the Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters granting me such an honor at their annual convention this week. My second thought was that a lot of people die not long after they get one of these things.

For example, Henry Fonda received lifetime achievement awards from the Kennedy Center, Golden Globes, and The Academy of Motion Pictures in 1979, 1980, and 1981 respectively. He bought the farm in 1982.

I was humbled and appreciated being noted for my work. However, during my acceptance speech I asked if they would not mind considering me for a second award 30 to 40 years from now.

Thought For The Day

It’s paradoxical, that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn’t appeal to anyone. 
         —Andy Rooney