Almost all of us get invitations:
> to investment opportunities
> to attend conferences
> to retirement parties
> to baby showers
> to graduations
> to weddings
> to ???
Usually implied, but sometimes overtly expressed, is the request to come bearing gifts or money.
Another kind of invitation is an one that stays continually open to each of us: You are cordially invited to LEARN!
Learn what? Learn about yourself. Learn to love. Learn to serve. Learn to speak. Learn to engage. Learn to weld/garden/sing/?/?/?.
No gifts requested or needed. It cost almost nothing (except interest and attention).
The LEARNING can begin now. It need not end.
(Note: When we choose to stop learning, one foot is already in the grave.)