A Very Happy Birthday

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In 16 days, Lord willing, I will celebrate my 64th birthday - and I am actually looking forward to it! emoticon I have never understood why people look upon an upcoming birthday with dread. Why do they long for their lost youth? I made some pretty dumb decisions in my younger days - thought I knew a whole lot more then I actually did emoticon . There were times when I thought how grand it would be able to relive some of those days so I could make this or that decision differently, but I don't look at it that way any more. I probably would make the same dumb mistakes - or maybe that was what I was supposed to do emoticon

What really matters is today and what we do with our today's. All the yesterdays were learning experiences emoticon and what we did, or did not, learn from them was really up to us. Every trial I've had has given me a stronger faith in my Savior, and a greater appreciation of all He has done for me emoticon .

I get little gifts every day of my life. When my little dog follows me around the house that is a gift of love emoticon . When my hubby makes me a cup of green tea or fixes that broken toaster emoticon , or gives me a Bible with my name engraved on the cover as an early birthday present emoticon - those are all gifts of love - and love comes from God. I have been blessed with many, many Spark Friends emoticon and they have given me the gift of encouragement, support, and hugs when I need them. Because of these wonderful friends, I have stuck to my plan and am two sizes smaller then when I started Spark emoticon .

I am going to have a happy birthday - no matter what I do or where I am - because I am blessed. emoticon .

Happy Birthday to me! emoticon

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  • BGAIL521
    Happy belated birthday! emoticon emoticon
    3095 days ago
    Hi Carol,

    I wanted to wish you an early emoticon .

    It is so great that you have such a healthy attitude about aging. I agree with you. If we didn't make any questionable decisions in our youths, how would we have learned so completely about what is right and wrong for us. We just learned the 'right' way to do things. emoticon

    I'm so glad that you are happy with where you are in life. That is so important! emoticon

    Thank you for being my emoticon and giving all of us here at SparkPeople such great sage advise! emoticon

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    3109 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13204501
    Happy early birthday! emoticon I really enjoy the quiet tone of your blog here, you really are blessed--and that's a wonderful thing! Keep sparking, friend!

    3111 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12508822
    Great blog! Love hearing about what's going with you! Sounds like all is well! emoticon
    3111 days ago
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