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Birthdays and Miestones

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Israelites used to build altars to mark the places where God did something miraculous. When they would see these altars it would be a reminder of their relationship with God, and the miracles He had worked.

I don't build altars, but I do like to take time to reflect, or write the things down. I think it helps me see how far I've come, the changes in my life.

Today is my birthday. Birthdays can be a great time for meditation and reflection. Today will be spent doing ordinary things, cleaning, walking the dog, laundry, volunteer work. But, it will also have little moments of Grace. The sun shining, exercising with a favorite DVD, a full refrigerator, fresh fruits and vegetables, birthday wishes from family and friends.

In June, my two year SparkVersary came and went without my noticing until weeks later...but, THIS week, I got my "tiara" because I accumulated enough points! I was pretty happy, silly? Maybe. I know I saw that crown and wanted to get there! I had friends say, just "buy" one with your goodie points, but earning it was the way for me.

I guess it's time for a new goal...what's yours?

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GABIBEAR 7/5/2013 4:59PM

    Happy Birthday Sheri! I hope you had a great time!

Happy, Happy emoticon Sheri!!!!! The same thing happened to me, my 1 year Sparkversary came and went in June also, and I didn't even realize it until I got congratulations from one of my wonderful SparkFriends who noticed it before I even did! Congrats on the Tiara!!!!

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LADYFROMTHEWOOD 7/4/2013 9:05AM

    What a wonderful, joyful blog full of thankfulness and joy.
Happy birthday to you, my wonderful and amazing Sparkfriend. You are a joy to know.
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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 7/3/2013 5:13PM

  You have such a healthy and thankful heart and this is such an awesome way to life life appreciating all the blessings that you have from heaven above.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 7/3/2013 4:56PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Sheri
What a milestone! Celebrating your emoticon with you!!
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LORILEEPAGE 7/3/2013 3:10PM

    Happy birthday, Sheri! A tiara! How fun! I'm not good at thinking up goals or rewards. I'm sure you'll find another one as motivating as this one was!

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JCEDIT89 7/3/2013 1:53PM

    emoticon emoticon to the Queen! Congratulations on hitting your milestones!

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HELEN_BRU 7/3/2013 12:59PM

    Have a great birthday! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DONNA19711 7/3/2013 12:10PM

    Happy Birthday. May you have many many more happy ones. emoticon

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KISAKATT 7/3/2013 12:04PM

    Happy birthday!!! I love your idea of little moments of grace! I try to celebrate and reflect on those often. And congratulations on all of your efforts!

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LOVESLIFE48 7/3/2013 12:02PM

    Happy Birthday!! And congratulations on your tiara!!! You so deserve it!! emoticon

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